March 4, 2004

Off The Shelf And Onto Your Lap(top)

With the laptop on the dining room table I couldn't wait to push the power button. Never mind the power cord. Within a minute or two, I had filled in
"root" and its password, on the login screen.

And... there it was, the Gnome desktop, ready to go. A quick click to the Mozilla browser confirmed that I was connected to my home's 802.11b access
point. Too cool.

Moments before, the UPS guy had delivered a shipping box with a complete Red Hat equipped Centrino powered Linux laptop, courtesy of LinuxCertified,

Morgan Lim, of LinuxCertified had offered to loan me one of their premier Linux machines for a product review. It took about 2.5 ms to accept his
offer. Being a Linux technology writer is a tough job.


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