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.