It looks like someone was able to install linux on thier Vaio SRX87. Now I don't know if I need to go to the effort of duplicating that effort, considering that I am relativly happy with things the way things are. I'll probably give it a try sometime in the future.
In 2003, I installed RedHat 9 on the srx87 with little problems. Some of the hardware is not detected, and the USB kernel module gives a stream of errors.