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Linux.com: Linux Hardware Resources: Linux On Laptops

Nov 11, 2000, 16:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Richardson)

"Despite the fact GNU/Linux was designed to emulate a large-scale server operating system, many loyal penguins run Linux on their laptops. This is far from an easy task, as laptops have always been famous for their proprietary nature. Odd sound cards, unknown video devices, wacky keyboard layouts make dealing with a PC laptop more like fiddling with an embedded computer having a color screen. Windows users have enough trouble finding support for laptops, so the problem can only be amplified in the Linux world."

"The Linux On Laptops Web page was started by Kenneth E. Harker to help solve many notebook nightmares. This site (and its various mirrors ) serve as a storehouse of Linux experiences with dozens (if not hundreds) of mobile computers. The site is broken down into several distinct sections..."

"All of the information resides on one large Web page, which may make it difficult to navigate. Aside from one dancing penguin, the site is virtually graphics-free. What the site lacks in style, it makes up for in content..."

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