NewsForge: Custom configurations for Linux laptops: next project for Tuxtops?
Jan 19, 2001, 02:49 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Nathan Myers, the former CEO of the now defunct
Linuxlaptops.com, says he was the one who first made the suggestion
to Tuxtops that they do custom Linux configs for laptops. Now, it
looks as if Tuxtops might make a full-time venture out of creating
those ready-made Linux installation images."
"Earlier this week, Tuxtops announced that it would no longer
sell laptops loaded with Linux, but instead would be concentrating
on an as-yet-to-be-named software venture...."
"Myers says he passed the tip on to Tuxtops CEO Graham Hine, and
the company utilized this particular hack quite successfully. Myers
thinks it is possible that Hine is planning on simply dropping the
unprofitable hardware sales and concentrating on selling the
software configurations en masse."