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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)

Sound is fully supported on all EmperorLinux systems, and you don't pay for it. We did all the work to get the modules "just so" for perfect playback of: .wav, .au, .midi, .ogg, and of course .mp3. Our laptop kernels auto-load the necessary sound modules.

May we suggest play, playmidi, xmms, vumeter, aumix, and gmix; they all come on your system. And of course we recommend the excellent grip CD ripper / encoder (with included .ogg support).

The sound quality of .ogg's is truly amazing. You will never have to carry your CDs around again. Also, if you enable event sounds in X, they will play through alongside your xmms audio stream.

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