[amsat-bb] Re: Better/best operating system for SatPC32?

gordonjcp at gjcp.net gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Sat May 18 09:37:30 PDT 2013

On Sat, May 18, 2013 at 10:33:18AM -0400, Philip Jenkins wrote:
> The refurbs are pretty cheap, so I may get two and install XP on one and
> some flavor of Linux on the other (I'm the most familiar with Ubuntu (but
> that isn't saying much), but open to suggestions.) Does Linux still support
> serial ports?

Yes, of course!  There's the added advantage that you don't need additional drivers for USB-to-serial converters, too, which takes a bit more uncertainty out of things.

If it ever was supported, it should be supported now.  Okay, the kernel-mode soundmodem stuff has gone, but that was a stupid idea ;-)  Remember those old floppy connector tape drives?  They're still supported - if you can get a real genuine FDC to play with...

Gordonjcp MM0YEQ

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