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PC Week: IBM introduces Linux laptop

Sep 14, 1999, 20:42 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Babcock)

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"IBM officials said today that the ThinkPad 600 has become the first laptop computer certified to run Red Hat Linux."

"Laptops have been a barrier to Linux use because their specialized components require specific drivers and adjustments to work with the open source code operating system. Linux advocates said IBM's move will be another boost for the OS, allowing users to maintain compatible desktop and laptop systems."

"The move also keeps IBM one step ahead of Dell Computer Corp., which announced in August that it plans to put Linux on its Inspiron line of laptops by the end of the year."

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