Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 5th Nov 2004 01:55 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems San Jose-based LinuxCertified.com 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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LC2430 from LinuxCertified?
by pjb on Sat 13th Nov 2004 03:42 UTC

I bought my LC2430 about nine months ago. The first machine had to be returned due to video synch problems. The replacement works well, as long as you are logged in as a root user. Non-root loggin results in inability to print, cut and paste between applications, and all sorts of USB-related problems. I have tried everything possible to resolve this, no good. When I contacted LinuxCertified they declined to provide any help, "We do not provide support for problems of this nature", was their response. LinuxCertified loaded the software, performed the setup, and they refuse to support the product??? It is unclear as to what their business strategy may be. Would I recommend LC2430 from LinuxCertified? No! Considerig the fact that there are many Linux-based laptops on the market now, HP's NX5000 being the latest addition, LinuxCertified along with LC2430 will most likely disappear from the market long before your warranty runs out. By the way, after only nine months of use, LC2430 case is braking apart above the right hinge. Can't wait to hear their response regarding this problem.