HP 8560p: Gobi 3000, qcserial and GobiSerial blues…

Last year, our company has purchased HP Elitebook 8560p laptops in order for them to replace our aging old desktop replacement laptops. Since we are running exclusively on Linux (and sometimes Solaris, even as a home computer operating system :)), company is faced with eternal inner battle – wether it should buy laptops with preinstalled Windows OS or FreeDOS. Since we don’t want to throw good software away, we usually pick models with FreeDOS alternative available (HP seems not to sell linux-preloaded laptops in Croatia, if anywhere). So this model seemed like a perfect match for our needs – powerful hardware, very hip and up-to-date industrial design of its case more than slightly (but not enough for HP to get sued for that) resembling Macbook Pros, also delivers internal 3G modem interface so we can do our job on the road…

But, of course, there are problems. Continue reading “HP 8560p: Gobi 3000, qcserial and GobiSerial blues…”