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Author Topic: usb mini key  (Read 1204 times)
overthere
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« on: March 11, 2009, 10:22:07 pm »

picked up a maxell usb minikey today and noticed for the first time that under product features it lists supports linux kernal 2.4.0 and higher...driver required for win98/SE...not sure why I think it is interesting...
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2009, 02:56:10 pm »

picked up a maxell usb minikey today and noticed for the first time that under product features it lists supports linux kernal 2.4.0 and higher...driver required for win98/SE...not sure why I think it is interesting...

Given how often Linux is completely ignored by hardware makers, it's always interesting and encouraging when Linux support is listed as a feature.
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2009, 12:41:27 pm »

I agree with GrannyGeek.  I think the significant numbers of Linux netbooks out there has a lot to do with Linux support starting to show up on hardware commonly used with netbooks, notebooks, and laptops. 

Of course USB keys that don't say Linux work equally well.  Maxell didn't do anything to make it work with Linux, of course.  They just acknowledged that Linux exists  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2009, 03:58:33 pm »

yes...encourageing perhaps..

and I agree the drives work well with linux anyway...at least up to 8gig..but not with win98 over a gig unless you can find the driver..

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