"As part of its canny ongoing attempt to ride the Linux wave,
IBM said on Monday that one of the most popular models of its
Thinkpad series of laptops will be certified "compatible" with Red
Hat Linux. Early Tuesday morning, says Tim Eades, a segment
marketing manager for IBM Thinkpads, IBM will set up a Web page for
the Thinkpad 600E that will include the compatibility announcement,
"how-to" documents for getting Linux up and running on the 600E and
other Linux-related news."
"Eades says that Tuesday's announcement does not include the
release of software drivers that will allow the 600E's internal
modem to work with Linux. So there's really not much news in IBM's
announcement -- unless one interprets the company's commitment to
Linux compatibility to mean that eventually some Thinkpads will be
fully operational under Linux."
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