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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)
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Several newer systems, including the Rhino, Tiger, and Koala have External SATA (eSATA) ports. eSATA allows you to connect external SATA hard drives directly to the SATA bus, providing for very high speeds, well beyond those available from USB or Firewire. External SATA drive enclosures are available in 1- and 2-disk formats for 2.5" laptop drives, and you can RAID the 2-drive model.

We also have available 2-port ExpressCard eSATA adapters (both EC34 and EC54 formats), and 2-port CardBus eSATA adapters for machines without built-in eSATA connections.

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