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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
X Logo

X Windows runs at the full hardware-limited resolution and at the memory-limited color depth on all our systems. We use hardware accelerated X-servers and do the research ahead of time to ensure compatibility. When there are multiple servers that will work on a specific laptop, we benchmark them and install the best one. External X display to your desktop monitor or an LCD projector is fully supported.

FireWire (IEEE-1394)
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