Linux certification means a system has been tested with a Linux distribution and most of the basic notebook functions work. The term YES CERTIFIED signifies that this product has demonstrated compatibility by successfully completing Novell's stringent product certification requirements.
The following core components have been tested successfully:
- Initial Boot
- Disk Partitioning
- System Installation
- CPU Frequency
- IDE/SATA controller
- Power Management
- Parallel Interfaces
- Ethernet Network Interface
- USB Ports
- Hard Drive
- Memory / CPU
- CDW /DVDW (Optional: If the unit has one)
- CDR/DVD (Optional: If the unit has one)
- Floppy Drive (Optional: If the unit has one)
- Serial Ports (Optional: If the unit has one)
Features/Functions not supported include but are not limited to:
- Security/LifeBook Application Panel
- Tablet Functionality (i.e. - screen rotation and button support)
- Touchscreen/pen capability
For YES certified products/platforms, FAI has partnered with Novell to complete the certification. FAI does not sell bundled hardware or offer FAI support for SUSE Linux distribution. Customers can purchase SUSE Linux and obtain support for the certified platform directly from Novell or through one of its resellers.
FAI recommends that customers update to the latest errata and security releases located on Novell's SUSE Linux Portal.
FAI does not provide technical support for any Novell SUSE Linux software and you are advised that an active SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop subscription is required for customer support per Novell's support policy. For additional information please refer to
FAI does not endorse any specific distribution of Linux for use on its mobile products.
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