Leosghost - 4:09 pm on Jun 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
re no internal drives ..
Not heard of a manufacturer that doesn't allow them ..but nothing is stop you disabling the current HD bay ( and even resining it to prevent substitution by another HD ) and booting from removable HD or flash memory ..both linux ( and windows 7.. with a few "tweaks" ) can be run as the boot OS from thumb drives or external hard drives..spinning or SSD )..Grub will let you choose between them .
I have linux and win7 ult on thumb drives ..and most of my everyday apps like browsers and email, ftp etc etc etc on thumbdrives, saves carrying a laptop around with you, 3 thumb drives 16,8,4 ( or one large capacity one 32 gigs and you have it all ;-)..you can make most win apps portable via "thinstall" ..and run them from removable drives via wine under linux..or as portable apps in win.
plus you can always encrypt the sensitive areas on the thumb drives with whatever you wish..