True. Hardware modems might be easier to be
recognized and configured by Linux than other
But, I find the Intel chipset modems to be quite
useful. These work great not only under Windows
but also in SuSE 8.2 and Fedora Core 3.
Are these modems hardware modems? The retail
box says "hardware based". Other people say these
modems are "winmodems". At any rate, they work
great and cost very reasonable ( ~$10
Basically, these modems will be recognized as
"Intel 536EP" modems by SuSE 8.2 as well as
Fedora Core 3. For Fedora though, you would
need to get the driver from Intel site and if you
follow the directions in the "readme" file in the
driver package, the modems will work great.
Hope this has been helpful.