Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 16th Aug 2006 23:02 UTC, submitted by Jakub
SuSE, openSUSE The new "Linux-enabled" Lenovo laptop launched this week at LinuxWorld will not actually come "pre-loaded" with Novell SUSE Linux, a high-ranking Lenovo official said today, contradicting some industry reports stating otherwise.
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by gnemmi on Thu 17th Aug 2006 03:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Blank.."
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1) thanks for the link !!

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2) - I already had a thinkpad and got caught by the crappy 24rf08 chipset (summing up: a defect on the system's electric circuit causes a bad write to the eeprom and upon boot time you'll get a 0175: BAD CRC1 and the system stalls. IBM will tell you to change the whole motherboard. http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/AT24RF08 amongst many other links). Furthermore, those are lenovos now, and some of them still use that crappy chip. No more money goes from my pocket to IBM's revenue.

- As of now, I own a Toshiba (p15-s479) and to my disguts, and although I payed for a toshiba, it seems that I got a "compal" (and so did some others: http://linux.toshiba-dme.co.jp/ML/tlinux-users/8000/thread.html ... also stated in the nvidia kernel module readme and in jhonnatan buzard's page). Toshiba's linux support is almos non existant. No more money goes from my pockets to any corp that gives me a cat instead of the rabbit they got me to pay for.

- Hp, Compaq, Acer and others seem to be in the same league. (http://sourceforge.net/projects/omke/). No money there either ...

that leaves me with really few choices .. and at least dell has http://linux.dell.com/ ...

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