Enable The RT2860STA Linux Wireless Driver

August 31, 2009 by · 3 Comments
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

I've been using ndiswrapper and the Windows drivers for the Ralink RT2700E wireless card in my MSI Wind U100 432US. It turns our that the kernel included with Ubuntu Jaunty now includes the native Linux driver for this card. I'm not sure when this was added to the kernel, but I'm using version 2.6.28-15. Read more

Ubuntu on the MSI Wind

January 12, 2009 by · 9 Comments
Filed under: gadget, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

I've been using my MSI Wind U100-432US for a few weeks now. If you're interested in my initial review, you can find it here. Shortly after getting this great small laptop I decided it was time to install Ubuntu. I decided to go for a Hardy install because of its Long Term Support status. I have several computers at home running Ubuntu and I'd rather not go through full distribution upgrades every six months on all of them to keep up with the latest releases. Read more

Review: MSI Wind

January 4, 2009 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: gadget, windows 

I got an MSI Wind U100-432US for Christmas. The Wind is one of several netbooks (small laptop) based on Intel's Atom N270 processor.

Key specs: Read more