Where can I buy a linux-friendly laptop?
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Sun Nov 20 15:22:52 UTC 2005
Walter Dnes wrote:
> I'm still at the "kicking-tires" stage, and probably won't buy until
>the new year. I willing to buy a generic Taiwanese no-name laptop,
>versus a generic Taiwanese laptop with a Dell sticker and a Windows
>licence<g>. http://lxer.com/module/newswire/view/43550/ explains
> http://www.sub500.com looks interesting, but the mention of a
>"Linspire-compatable 56K modem" is worrisome. I'd like a real modem
>please. Linux can handle a PCI modem without problems if you set one
>parameter when compiling the kernel. I don't want to worry about
>whether or not a binary "winmodem" driver is available for whatever
>kernel of Gentoo I'm running.
If you're insisting on a laptop with a built-in modem that isn't a
Winmodem, good luck. I don't think one exists. Some laptop Winmodems are
better supported by Linux than others, but they're all Winmodems.
If you want a good (ie, not Winmodem) modem for your laptop, the best
bet is the Multimodem USB modem
company is reasonably Linux friendly.
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