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Re: [OT] the limits of googling

On Mon, 2008-06-30 at 11:10 -0400, Mark Grieveson wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Jun 2008 21:18:46 +0000 (UTC)
> debian-user-digest-request@lists.debian.org wrote:
> > > > By searching for a laptop with a real modem, before even taking
> > > > Linux into account, you have eliminated 100% of all available
> > > > options:  It doesn't exist.
> The Thinkpad 770 has a modem.  Sometimes, quite cheap, you can find one
> on Craigslist.  It works with Linux (but, some tweaking is necessary).
> It's an older computer; so, a full blown (kde/gnome) desktop is not
> recommended.

That's not a modem in the 770, it's another sound card with the wrong
connector (ie, a "winmodem").  Google verifies this.  It can't modulate
or demodulate on it's own, it has to offload it to software running on
the main CPU:  Pretty close to the exact opposite of a modem.

Paul Johnson

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