I bit the bullet years ago and bought a no name chinese 4 port pcmcia cardbus.
I bought 2 of the same. One for the IBM T23 and the other or the IBM A22M.
Both laptops run AntiX. The T23 multiboots AntiX 8.5 and Puppy 520.
Both cards have, 2 usb 2.0, 1 firewire, 1 mini firewire port.
Puppy and AntiX picks up all the ports on that card through the kernel.
Kernels are what matter on things like these. Any distro with a 2.6 kernel
on up should be OK with the card you posted.
If me. I can't find the one I bought
cheaply ($5.00) since it was years ago. But this one
is from Hong Kong which is right in your neck of the woods. Maybe your site has one like it. I have no ties to ebay or that seller.
I prefer the pcmcia card buses with the external usb cord because that helps with powering external drives when that cord is used in conjunction with
the card. I suggest you buy one that comes with that usb external cord and the card has the jack to plug the usb cord into it.