[linux-elitists] Man oh man!
Sun Feb 13 09:42:32 PST 2000
> On Sun, Feb 13, 2000 at 07:53:36AM -0800, Heather wrote:
> > BTW I'm pleased to note I'll be starting with Tuxtops, who'll be selling
> > linux on laptops with NO WINDOWS TAX! :)
> I saw their top-of-the-line machine at Linuxworld. ASL is offering
> the same one, I think, but I don't know the name of the original mfr.
The sample box I'm carrying with me says "ARM" on it, no relation to a
strongARM chip though.
> Very nice -- heavier than the Thinkpad 570 or 600, but decent
> keyboard and screen. On the other hand, only 2 mouse buttons, and a
> touchpad instead of a nipple pointer, but on the gripping hand,
> my right wrist has been acting up since I started using the
> Thinkpad as my main machine, and a change of pointing device
> might do me good.
You could always put an external mouse on... I have a "joystick" mouse
that is considerably bigger than the eraserhead, and has more buttons.
I wonder if anyone sells SMALL mice for ps/2 ports.
> I think Esc is next to F1, instead of above it, which is good.
Yeah, I like the keyboard too; it has a real T pad for arrows.
> They seem like Good People too -- congratulations, Heather.
:) And they really wanted *me* specifically, because they know me from
> (Now if they added a 3rd mouse button,
I hear this is being worked on. Timeline unknown.
> burned all the GIFs on their web site,
I'll see what can be done, I'm personally betting the website won't
get a redesign until the boxes are ready for shipping.
> and supported Debian,
A fairly popular request at the show, and part of what I'll be working on,
though it won't be the first types that ship. (There are other dependencies
> but naaah, we must have some reason to feel superior to all Linux vendors
> or we wouldn't be elitists, would we?)
But of course! ;D
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