Well I screwed up. I don't have a RS232 port. I only have USB. So I've gone and purchased the wrong thing.
So perhaps I need to send it back for the USB version, perhaps I don't, you tell me.
I had an old serial to usb converter cable laying around, and I noticed that drivers are already installed. So I hooked that up and ran through the process. I've ran through the setup and everything looked good with the exception of it well working.
dmesg | grep tty tells me [11770.691620] usb 5-1: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0
Do I still need to wait for that USB implementation to come out. When it does come out, is this going to even work, or do I need to
1: go and purchase a serial pci card
2: exchange my device for the USB