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Fujitsu LifeBook U810 certified for Linux

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The Fujitsu U810 mini notebook is one of four LifeBooks that have recently been YES certified by Novell for compatibility with the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) operating system. Though not offered as a preinstalled option (yet?), SLED gives Fujitsu customers who have "expressed interest" in Linux support an "opportunity to select the highly reliable and durable Fujitsu notebook that meets their business requirements."

I’m probably the only person who’s fine with Vista on UMPCs, so this is sure to be great news for the rest of you.

[Press release via Laptoping]
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4 thoughts on “Fujitsu LifeBook U810 certified for Linux

  • Jenn, I’m with you on Vista. I like just fine on my Vaio SZ and my OQO model 2.

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  • I’m curious how it handles the touchscreen. I find that I’m able to ink pretty well using Windows.

    I just bought mine, and the device is fabulous. I really enjoy it so far. I do think that going to XP has made a tremendous difference in response time and makes it a more functional device.

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  • This is great news. I’m hoping to try it out. It would be nice to see how it runs with all the features working such as the touchscreen, hardware buttons, and fingerprint reader, and screen rotation.

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  • Avatar of Karel Jansens

    Novell is only marginally less evil than Microsoft these days, so as an alternative it’s not really that great. Ubuntu, now *that* I would have welcomed and it would even have me reconsider the li’l Fujitsu.

    OTOH, the total lack of any decent HWR on Linux is still a show-stopper for me. Wake me up when Phatware decides to port PenOffice to Linux.

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