German Web Site Provides Comparison of Laptop Manufacturers' Linux Compatibility
We saw an article on Slashdot that points out a comparison of laptop manufacturers support for and compatibility with Linux. This analysis was done by MobiliX, and they've done a fine job. For example, they make the following accurate comments about Dell Computer:
In the beginning of 2000 DELL has announced "...the Latitude CPX and the Inspiron 7500, come with Red Hat Linux 6.1 and are certified by Linuxcare". This project seems silently gone, though DELL announces Linux laptops it doesn't seem to deliver them (at least in Germany). But they offer Linux solutions on... Latitude and Inspiron notebooks via DELL's Custom Factory Install....
Anytime someone makes a serious effort at this sort of analysis, we try to point it out. Sadly, Linux support on laptops has always been a moving target.