Where can I buy a linux-friendly laptop?

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at public.gmane.org
Mon Nov 21 15:09:07 UTC 2005

On Sun, Nov 20, 2005 at 10:22:52AM -0500, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
> 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 
> (http://www.multitech.com/PRODUCTS/Families/MultiMobileUSB/). The 
> company is reasonably Linux friendly.

Remember that lovely pcmcia/pccard slot all laptops come with?  Modems
used to go there.  They used to be hardware modems too.  USB really
doesn't make sense for a laptop where you generally don't want bits
dangling off it just to do normal stuff.

Of course if the winmodem that is built in works, then that may be worth
trying given the add on options aren't going to be cheap.

For example there are a couple here:

Two are hardware modems, and one is a winmodem (and clearly marked as
such).  They even explicitly list them as working with windows, dos and
linux.  Price appears to be $170US.

Lennart Sorensen
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