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Oct 08, 1999, 17:27 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Linux is an excellent platform on which to run servers and desktop computer systems. The laptop scene for Linux is not quite as mature, but there are some areas where Linux is no more difficult on a laptop than it is on a desktop or server. Laptop hardware is mostly proprietary, and thus can be difficult to find support for under Linux; however, this area has received vast improvements recently..."

"Video chipsets, for the most part, seem to be very well supported under Linux also, but the display configuration can be a nightmare. Most of the common video chipsets for laptops are readily supported under the newer versions of XFree86, the default X server for Linux. This support for these chips is a big step in the right direction for making Linux a possibility on laptops..."

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