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Linux.com: The Portable World: Linux on Laptops

Jan 04, 2000, 01:04 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jessica Sheffield)

"If you're reading this site, you have a pretty good idea that most of us think that Linux is one of the best things since sliced bread. In fact, chances are good that you agree with that proclamation. Hey, everyone knows that Linux is great for servers, and it's becoming more widely accepted as a desktop solution. But the lingering questions have always been, "Can Linux work on laptops? Can it deal with power management issues and embedded systems? Can it deal with a different architecture? Can Linux be on-the-go?"

"The answer is now a resounding, "Yes!"

"One only has to look around to see the prevalence of laptops in today's computer culture - the smaller, thinner, and longer-lasting, the better. Every high-powered executive has one, but laptops are no longer limited to the upper crust of the computing world. Lower prices and higher quality have enabled laptops to filter down the salary ladder until even students can afford a portable computer of some type. And if students are using laptops, you can bet support technicians, developers, and graphic artists, to name a few, are already on the bandwagon. This infiltration of the geek culture by laptops can only lead to one thing...."

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