Re: How Do You Know If It Works In Linux?
On Sun, 28 Sep 2003, Roberto Sanchez wrote:
> Not to shoot the messenger, but this is what I found:
> Red Hat SuSE
> laptops 7.3 7.2 7.1 8.0 7.3 7.2
> Armada E500 X X
> Armada M700 X X
And that's correct. It's absolutely out of date. We just finished
certification for newer models and this page will be updated soon (yes
these models are actual, sold models :) )
> No offense, but while I find that companies like HP, Dell, IBM, and
> other major vendors are more than happy to sell servers and workstations
> with Linux, the laptop support absolutely sucks.
You have to understand that these decisions are market driven. We're on
that way to be there, but I agree not fully there. But we're working on
> Since it appears you work at HP, you may want to bring up to management
> that there are people _looking_ to spend money on laptops that won't
> until MS isn't rammed down their throats. (I think the hardware thing,
> like winmodems and such, is at the next level).
We are well aware of that, and as I said working the issue. We've done
this with desktops already (you can order an EVO D220 or 530 with Linux
> I'm sorry if I've ranted or flamed, that was not my intent.
Well I posted this and told you that I work for HP. If I would not be
willing to take other peoples opinions on this and try to explain why
things are as they are (at least at HP) I would not be on this list or
pretty quiet about the fact that I work for a certain company.
I didn't take this as a flame or offense. Honest opinions are always