Netbooks & BSD
kline at thought.org
Thu Oct 21 22:25:41 UTC 2010
On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 02:26:36PM -0700, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> > Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 14:15:46 -0700
> > From: Gary Kline <kline at thought.org>
> > Sender: owner-freebsd-mobile at freebsd.org
> > On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 11:32:01AM -0700, David Brodbeck wrote:
> > > On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 10:32 AM, Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> wrote:
> > > > Sure, the optical uses [I think] a USB connector. Pretty sure
> > > > that all these tiny "toys" are made at one factory! and then
> > > > labeled by the vendor. If all the opticals are essentially
> > > > the same, then great.
> > >
> > > I think they all pretty much follow the same standard. I've even had
> > > success using an IDE CD-ROM drive plugged into a USB-to-IDE adapter
> > > cable, before.
> > That kinda makes me laugh, because isn't the idea of USB to
> > have *one* standard plug that fits into one jack? --Seriously,
> > my favorite "clicky" keyboard is a PS/2 and I have a USB adaptor
> > that saved me.
> > The thing about the memsticks is that on my tower cases, you
> > have to get down and crawl around and find the jack... Is there
> > such a thing as a USB "extender" cable, say, a meter or two long?
> Sure. My SmartCard token is plugged into one on my desk. Not knowing
> where you are I an only suggest Radio Shack or, if there is one near you,
> Frys. You can easily order one on-line for a LARGE number of
> vendors. Just remember that the maximum length of 5 meters.
> I see prices for brand-name cables at about $8.
Oustanding; thanks for the datapoint. There is a Frys a few
miles from me, but I usually buy online. Five meters ... hm,
that would almost reach to the kitchen table:-)
My wife and daughter bought some of the memsticks last spring
to bup a DOS/Win and for daughter's MacBook: xfer files to and
from school. Since it's a lot cheaper than buying an optical
drive, the flash memory is the way to go.
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