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
full support for 10/100/1000 (gigabit) ethernet and
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.
Systems with the traditional APM (Advanced Power Management) BIOSes support
both "suspend" (RAM maintains power, LCD, disk, and CPU off) and "hibernate"
(RAM written to disk, all systems powered down).
Systems with ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) BIOSes have no
"apm" support. Instead, we use the latest Linux-kernel based suspend code, the
"swsusp" code. This lets you hibernate the system to a disk partition (RAM
written to disk, all systems powered down).
Whether your system has APM or ACPI, we seamlessly integrate the suspend
functionality into Linux, so you can simply run "hibernate" or hit a function
key sequence (like [Fn][F4]) to suspend your machine instantly.