[plug] Linux on Toughbooks
pma-la at milleng.com.au
Tue May 27 15:42:49 WST 2008
That's ok... I explained you had "budgetary constraints" at the moment
:-) And it's no hassle asking my friend Helier as he loves talking
about the toughbooks.
Turns out Linux has been run on them but isn't officially supported. I
have offered to support customers he might find through my company
Millennium Engineering. In the meantime Helier has agreed that we'll
see about doing a dual-boot install on his demo laptop as a test (and
not say it too loudly to management!)
Helier's demo is fun... he throws the laptop at the ground (i.e. not
just drops it) much to the horror of the prospective customers :-)
> Well, I'm still just in the exploring stage. I currently don't have
> the money, but I am interested in the linux compatibility. If he
> doesn't mind, it would be great to just get his opinion and see what
> he thinks about linux on them.
> On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 6:00 AM, Paul Antoine <pma-la at milleng.com.au> wrote:
>> I know the guy who represents them in WA and can get him to email you with
>> details of the Linux compatibility if you like. I'm sure he'll let me boot
>> Ubuntu on his demo to check it too, if it hasn't been done before.
>> Tim White wrote:
>>> I'm looking at getting a business level Panasonic Toughbook (don't need
>>> the fingerprint reader stuff, just ethernet, wireless, bluetooth, graphics,
>>> and HSDPA if it has it).
>>> Does anyone have experiance with any of these, and how they run linux??
>>> Or does anyone have experiance with drivers for those devices, under
>>> linux, in another computer?? I believe most of it is Intel, but I'm not
>>> PLUG discussion list: plug at plug.org.au
>>> Committee e-mail: committee at plug.linux.org.au
>> PLUG discussion list: plug at plug.org.au
>> Committee e-mail: committee at plug.linux.org.au
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