• Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Posts: 12097 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > you would have to try to convince OS and driver developers

    As far as I understand, the components selection was also driven by their state of Linux driver support. And GNU/Linux is the OS this laptop is primarily aimed at.

    > The enormous amounts of cash needed to be paid up-front
    > *months* ahead of production start for components etc. [...]
    > It would be humongous [...]. [...] building HW is the [...] cheap
    > and easy part of the equation after all.

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