Salon: Linux laptop lust

[ Thanks to joe lerch
for this link. ]

“Laptop hardware is an unconquered frontier for Linux — a place
where the cutting edge sometimes slices free software to

“My old steam-powered portable computer is finally showing signs
of age. It never did like the Internet very much anyway — now the
merest suggestion that it get up to speed on full-motion video
computer games or MP3 songs elicits senile disapproval.
Increasingly, I’ve found it hard to restrain my drooling, lustful
greed for a sleek, ultra-cool, oh-so-late-1999 laptop. Even though
I know that a new laptop stays hip for about three minutes before
it becomes obsolete, I still gotta have one. My credit card is

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