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Wrenching On A Laptop?

  • November 18, 2002
  • By Rob Reilly

Running Linux on a laptop is much easier than it was even a year ago. And it's getting easier almost daily. Most of the Linux integrators, that I know, are now running laptops, every day, in their consulting businesses. We've all heard the recent debates about Linux on the desktop. Some recent articles I've read even say that the desktop's days are numbered, considering the horsepower in current laptops.

Use the secrets outlined in this article, forget about who is going to win the desktop race and get out there and conquer the computing world on an inexpensive, powerful, rock solid and "warmed over" Linux laptop. You'll smile, your clients will smile and you won't even have to clean the grease out from under your fingernails.


Rob Reilly (aka: "Dr. Torque") is a senior technology consultant, whose work includes Linux, business integration, innovation training and frequent hot rodding excursions. He frequently writes and speaks about these and other topics. He has 16 years experience in the high technology, manufacturing and the utilities industries. He is always on the lookout for stories and projects that focus on Linux, business and the cutting edge. Send him a note or visit his web site at http://home.cfl.rr.com/rreilly.
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