This guide is free of charge (except the printed version, which contains an additional part) and free in the sense of the General Public Licence - GPL. Though it requires much work and could gain more quality if I would have some more hardware. So if you have a spare laptop, even an old one or one which requires repair, please let me know. Especially I need one with infrared port, USB port, DVD drive, WinModem and a non Intel machine. The corresponding chapters need a major rewrite. For the curious, this HOWTO is written on a HP OmniBook 800CT 5/100.
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