Life without Windows or OS X

GNU/Linux is quite possibly the most important free software achievement since the original Space War, or, more recently, Emacs. It has developed into an operating system for business, education, and personal productivity. GNU/Linux is no longer only for UNIX wizards who sit for hours in front of a glowing console. Are you thinking about switching to Linux and want to learn how to use it? Have you been using GNU/Linux for some time and want to learn even more? This is the place for you.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Linux On Laptops

Deciding whether a particular laptop is a good candidate for installing GNU/Linux can involve a nightmare of details about hardware compatibility. yes hardware support for GNU/Linux has improved a lot since 2001. Today you can pick out any computer system and stand a strong chance of having it work out of the box.

If you want a hassle free time, look to System76 or even DELL for your laptop needs. System 76 & DELL provide the Ubuntu Linux operating system with all of their GNU/Linux machines. Ubuntu includes more than 16,000 pieces of software. Ubuntu covers every standard desktop application from internet access applications, email software, word processing and spreadsheet applications and of course several little games.

If you already have a laptop check which maintains lists of laptops, music players, cell phones, PCMCIA cards, and other mobile devices known to work. Hardware4Linux is a pretty good place to check out information laptops as well.

However if you just want your system to just work out of the box, then your time would be best spent looking at DELL, System76, Tuxedo, NextComputing , or madtux for pre-installed GNU/Linux Laptops.


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