Check Linux Magazine or Linux Journal for ads, there's at least 3 different
companies that sell Unix/Linux Laptops. I Think Rebel.com still sells some
Sparc Laptops too.

Adam Maas

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jimi Thompson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Scott Robbins" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 12:06 AM
Subject: Re: Laptops w/ FreeBSD pre-loaded (somewhat OT)


>
> On Sunday, December 29, 2002, at 04:00  PM, Scott Robbins wrote:
>
> > On Sun, Dec 29, 2002 at 09:28:31PM -0500, John Bleichert wrote:
> >> Last year (when I wasn't in the market for a laptop) I found a
> >> site/manufacturer which sold Athlon- and Pentium-based laptops with
> >> Free/OpenBSD and/or Linux pre-installed. Now that I'm in the market
> >> I can't find the site to save my life. Has anybody seen such a site
> >> anywhere? I thought I found the site linked from freebsd.org but no
> >> luck.
> >
> > I know Walmart sells some laptops (or is it only desktops--don't
> > have time to check at this instant) with some version of Linux
> > installed.
> >
> > If you do find out, please post the site.
> > Thanks
> >
> > --
> >
> > Scott Robbins
> Scott,
> >
> You would be referring to the bastardized linux thing called Lindows.
> We were interested in at work for a test and horked up the $99.00.
> What a waste!  Mandrake 9.0 is a better desktop distro.  It biggest
> selling point is that it's running Transmeta's  CPU's and it's only
> $350.00 for their "high end" device.  You'd be as well of with one of
> the mail stations since you'd at least get some support if something
> breaks.
>
> I know that the Sun reps at work all carry HP laptops loaded with
> Intel/Solaris.  They have told me that they normally load with disks
> burned from the ISO's on their own web site (freely downloadable) with
> out any problems.  This leads me to think that your odds of having unix
> drivers for the device available would be rather high.
>
> HTH,
>
> Jimi
>
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