TuxMobil: Laptop Manufacturers - Linux StatusAug 19, 2003, 02:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Werner Heuser)
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From the author/contributor:
The Linux on Laptops Manufacturer Report Card has been updated. A matrix of Original Equipment Manufacturers--OEM relations was added, together with tips and tricks how to identify the original laptop manufacturer. Also, a list of Linux laptop and PDA resellers was added.
Unfortunately even in our times of Linux success, support by laptop manufacturers is scarce, or--if provided--not very helpful.
Though the marketing departments of some major manufacturers have announced Linux support for their laptops, it was not developed or silently dropped. Because of the rapid development (every manufacturer creates new models almost every three months) and the specific hardware of mobile computer devices and accessories (see Linux Mobile Guide for details), it is important to have current and reliable information about their Linux compatibility.
A current example is Intel's new Centrino technology. Though there are many Linux laptop installation reports available already, Intel still does not provide full Linux support yet...