The Register: Xandros Linux Conquers a Hostile Sony Laptop
Nov 28, 2006, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I have an impressive talent for buying laptop computers hostile
to Linux. Right now I'm using a Sony Vaio VGN-FS840/W, with more
proprietary drivers than you can shake a stick at. It's so bad that
even a retail edition of Windows XP won't run on it; you need the
OEM Windows (and sure enough, Sony is too cheap to include the CD),
or you need to go to the Sony support site, download all of the
drivers, and make your own supplement CD.
"As for Linux drivers, forget it. Sony has more important things
to worry about, like recalling millions of inflammable batteries.
So naturally, this machine represents quite a challenge for a Linux