Where are the Linux laptops?
Posted May 15, 2003 17:08 UTC (Thu) by mongre26
Parent article: Where are the Linux laptops?
You know, as much as I am a Linux advocate if you are looking for Unix on a laptop I recommend the Mac OS X laptops like the 12in G4 Powerbook. They even cost well below $2000.
The powerbooks are Unix, you can get to the terminal no problem, and has excellent integration of peripherals like wireless including auto scanning of all the G and B networks in range.
They are sturdy aluminum cases with a single hinge, excellent displays and decent if not stellar battery life. They also run relatively cool and seldom have to turn on their internal fans, although this is as much to do with them being less than 1Ghz.
Of course if you are looking for a desktop replacement the 17in with its plethora of peripherals and gorgeous display is an option.
Bottom line it is a good product, and is not windows. Of course the unix is a little old school for me without the modernization that you find in Linux, and you have to add your own multi-button mouse if you want it, but it makes a nice console and runs X. :)
BTW I am writing this on an x86 linux box, albiet with a 23in Mac HD display, which I might add works very well at 1920x1200. I find it is best to use what works. :)
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