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
full support for 10/100/1000 (gigabit) ethernet and
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.
Several newer systems, including the
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