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Old 01-27-2004, 02:43 PM   #1
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Linux Preinstalled on Laptops?


Do any major vendors offer a preinstall distro of Linux on laptop?
 
Old 01-27-2004, 04:16 PM   #2
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there are some i think ibm does didnt they?
 
Old 01-27-2004, 05:27 PM   #3
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http://www.linuxcertified.com/linux_laptops.html

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=46381

http://info.lindows.com/laptop/buyalaptop.html

Ain't Google great? I don't see any major vendors stepping up yet, but that'll change soon enough. There was a Canadian company that was selling Linux laptops as well. I think they used Toshiba's with Lindows...
 
Old 01-28-2004, 09:05 AM   #4
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saw those but yes we need a supported version from the likes of Dell, Compaq, IBM, etc. This is for a corporate environment and no sane IT Admin would bet their hide on a no name brand of laptop. Can't believe that a major player hasn't tweaked SuSE or RH for a laptop / desktop yet.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 05:42 PM   #5
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Dell was gonna for 2 models about 2 years ago, but changed its mind (likely from OS vendor pressure)
 
Old 03-10-2004, 09:47 AM   #6
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Just came across this thread. There is a company out of Atlanta called EmperorLinux that sells IBM, Sony, and Dell laptops (to name a few) that are preconfigured and ready to go. You can get a chouce of distros such as Fedora, Mandrake and Slackware.

Their website is http://www.emperorlinux.com and they also include 12 months of tech support by (toll free) telephone or email.


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