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NewsForge: HP's NX5000 Linux Notebook: A Breach of the Windows Wall?

Sep 24, 2004, 19:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"This article is supposed to be a review of the first PC with a Linux distribution preloaded offered by a tier-one OEM to the general public. As announced during the Linux World Conference and Expo in August, the NX5000 is available--only online at HP--preloaded with your choice of a custom version of SUSE 9.1 or Windows XP. You can purchase the NX5000 at other online resellers, but only with Windows installed. This isn't quite the review I hoped for, but it's as close as we could get.

"I've waited years to write such a review. I thought I was going to write it this time last year, when we looked at the HP D220, but that turned out to be a false alarm. The D220 can be ordered with Mandrakelinux, but it's not preloaded; you have to install it yourself. Not so with the NX5000.

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