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All major hardware in our laptop and notebook systems is supported in Linux. The EmperorLinux research staff modifies all the popular Linux distros in many specific ways to provide the best possible portable Linux distribution. These include a customized kernel (packed with driver patches and half the size of distribution kernels); a chip-specific X-server with hardware acceleration; full support for PCMCIA, USB, and FireWire devices; full support for 10/100/1000 (gigabit) ethernet and 802.11a/b/g/n wireless; pre-configured power management; modem; stereo sound; and more. (There is extensive detail on the following topics in the supplied owner's manual.) Detailed information about mobile wireless broadband (EVDO, HSDPA, etc) and the Intel Core Duo is also available.

All this is done completely with GNU-GPL software. At EmperorLinux, you don't pay extra for commercial X-servers and sound support, because we only use laptops for which the hardware is known to be supported by truly free software.

X Window System
FireWire (IEEE-1394)
External SATA (eSATA)
Wireless 802.11
Power Management: Suspend and Hibernate
Biometric Fingerprint Scanner
Port Replicator
PCMCIA / CardBus

PCMCIA is the standard for laptop expandability, and our systems come with full kernel support for all your CardBus and PCMCIA cards, including hot-plug loading of the firmwares on many newer CardBus cards. This gives our laptops capabilities including: 2nd ethernet cards, upgraded wireless ethernet (802.11 a/b/g) cards, SCSI adapters, CDROMs, PCMCIA Zip drives, and Clik! drives.

Compact Flash
Solid State Drive
Web Camera