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Linux.com: Linux Laptops - Part 1

Sep 24, 1999, 20:09 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Nipp)

"I have installed Linux on a few laptops in the past myself. Speaking from experience I can honestly say that this is, or was, not for the faint of heart. Installing Linux on a laptop is generally much more difficult to get everything working properly than installing Linux on a desktop or server..."

"Most people who run Linux on their laptop have either made the effort to install Linux on it themselves, or had a friend help them out. This is similar to the way that most people get the initial exposure to Linux, by installing it on their computer at home or work. The additional complexity encountered when installing Linux on a laptop makes this process daunting at best for the typical end user..."

"Linux pre-installed on laptops is the way to go. This allows a user, or company, to buy a system that is ready to login, code software, do presentations, or whatever you use your laptop for, straight out of the box. This means no more fighting to get the X server to display on the whole screen, or getting that PCMCIA Ethernet card to actually connect to the network..."

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