Boy, you must not have much experience with Amazon!
! It's not a question of 'when', it is IF I receive it ... did I really snag the LAST ONE IN STOCK in China???
I'm pretty confident because StarTech (they build quality stuff I have used in the past) uses the same chip in one of their parts which is also specified to run in Ubuntu Linux ... USB 2.0 300 Mbps Mini Wireless-N Network Adapter - 802.11n 2T2R WiFi Adapter, and the drivers are online. They also have a 150 Mbps model for Linux. We'll just have to wait and see what kind of Porcupine I may have jumped on!