"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
"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
"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."