Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 5th Nov 2004 01:55 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems San Jose-based sent us one of their best-selling laptops, the LC2430. We've used it for more than a month with four different distributions and here's what we think about it.
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Thanks for the review.
by whatever (nice nym, huh?) on Fri 5th Nov 2004 02:38 UTC

I'm in the market for a laptop and may consider this one. Admittedly, I have some concerns about Linux hardware compatability OOTB, but it looks like these guys have that taken care of. If all else fails, one could always fall back on XP, right? ;-P I wonder if they'd install a custom distro for you if asked? Personally, I prefer KDE, and it'd be nice to have Yoper installed with their patches, as that distro is easily the fasted I've ever used.

I have to say that that power cable issue is enough to make me take a pass on this machine. It's *completely unacceptable* and, in my experience, not something that manufacturers are terribly worried about fixing. Given that, and the fact that they'd let such a fundemental design flaw go unremedied, are taken by me as bad signs.