Re: comparing x86 and powerpc laptops
Michael Cameron wrote:
All these laptops have built in modems too.
But beware, some are winmodems.
Not all of them ?
Possibly true, I haven't been shopping for a laptop for a long time though I
thought that some Sonys and possibly some Dells had non-winmodems. Perhaps
better advice would be to watch out that the particular (win)modem is
supported for linux. I have a couple of thinkpads with Lucent modems and
never did get them running but then again I didn't try to hard since a
PCMCIA modem was not expensive and worked out of the box.
Probably 100% of all modern x86 laptops have softmodems (aka winmodems),
but they are supposedly supported in Linux now anyway (depending on the
Hmm I've gone off topic enough here.