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.
Sound is fully supported on all EmperorLinux systems, and you don't pay for it.
We did all the work to get the modules "just so" for perfect playback of:
.wav, .au, .midi, .ogg, and of course
Our laptop kernels auto-load the necessary sound modules.
May we suggest play, playmidi, xmms,
vumeter, aumix, and gmix; they all come on
your system. And of course we recommend the excellent grip
CD ripper / encoder (with included .ogg support).
The sound quality of .ogg's is truly amazing.
You will never have to carry your CDs around again. Also, if you enable
event sounds in X, they will play through alongside your xmms audio stream.