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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)
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The Rhino, Tiger, Koala, Toucan, Raven, and SilverComet, have excellent FireWire support. We have very carefully tweaked the latest Linux kernel to provide support for IEEE-1394 devices, also known as Apple's "FireWire", and Sony's "i-Link". We have tested the following IEEE-1394 devices: Zip drives, hard drives (up to 500GB and 1TB), and CDRW/DVD drives. 45-55 MB/sec is a typical external HD speed under Linux. No where else will you find out-of-the-box support for FireWire.

External SATA (eSATA)
Wireless 802.11
Power Management: Suspend and Hibernate
Biometric Fingerprint Scanner
Port Replicator
PCMCIA / CardBus
Compact Flash
Solid State Drive
Web Camera