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LinuxPR: Tuxtops Debuts Two New Laptop Models and its Software at LinuxWorld Expo

Aug 10, 2000, 01:23 (0 Talkback[s])

"What could be easier than buying a laptop pre-loaded and configured for running Linux? How about a standalone, easy install CD that works on a variety of laptop models? Tuxtops will be offering a beta version of their install software at Linux World Expo."

"Linux on laptops has never been easier, thanks to Tuxtops, Inc. The company is proud to be able to offer customers an even broader choice of top of the line laptops running the Linux operating system, or a Linux/Windows dual-boot. The new models include: the Amethyst 20U a sleek, ultra-portable model, with a docking station option that transforms it into a more serious desktop-replacement class notebook; and the Topaz 8400 a powerful computer with exceptional image quality and built-in ethernet . These notebooks join the ranks of the newly renamed Obsidian 30W, the company's standard for speed and performance; and the Quartz 795+, their most economical choice for those customers who need high performance on a budget."

"Perhaps the biggest news, however, is the premiere of Tuxtops' beta version of its standalone software. This fast loading, pre-configured CD-ROM will allow customers to load Linux on their own hardware with unprecedented ease. Even Linux novices will find this software as simple to use as loading the CD, turning on their laptop, and watching it run. And for those who aren't quite ready to do away with their Windows applications and games, Tuxtops software will automatically shrink Windows, install Linux and give the user the option of running a dual-boot system."

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