[plug] trying to buy a linux netbook

orm ormg1 at bigpond.com
Fri Jan 29 20:15:13 WST 2010

GDay David

>> USD$199, runs from 8xAA rechargeables for 4 hours, zero
>> fans, no power brick (plug IEC mains cable straight in),
>> 1000x600 high-intensity screen, comes with 8GB Flash but
>> can plug 2.5" drive in. 3xUSB, no firewire or bluetooth

The URL above was posted by Simon. i bought the "cool toy" and loaded 
Linux mint-8. She runs good and, for 190 quid (bare bones), the slow 
operation is no prob to me as, i am a bit slow myself.

i too have found that, no one in Australia wants to flog me a huawei USB 
modem - i suspect because it works with Linux; well too bad for them, i 
will get one from India (i might have looked to Thailand, where the cool 
toy came from but, a military stouch is in the offing there at the moment).

good luck


David Buddrige wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am currently in the market for a linux based netbook.  I've found a 
> few models on the internet that seem to fit my needs perfectly (eg 
> http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=YxnYGjoMzEzmz0Hn)  - but then  I 
> can't find a retailer who will actually sell them to me.
> They umm and ahh about solid state drives, but as soon as you mention 
> linux it seems the shutters go up and you're sool.
> For example, although [for example] asus offer an eepc with linux 
> pre-installed, no retailer offers them - I've tried Dick Smiths, Good 
> guys, JB Hifi, and even PLE but they all say that the only netbooks 
> they offer run windows.
> Does anyone know a retailer that offers netbooks running linux 
> preinstalled in Perth?
> The main spec's that interest me in a netbook are:
> Lightweight - <= 1kg
> Battery life [as long as possible - 5+ hours]
> Solid State Hard Drive [>=16GB would be adequate to my needs but would 
> consider 8GB depending on price]
> absolutely no bigger than 10" - I  want something that is tiny
> Linux pre-installed
> I like the eepc line, but would consider other machines.
> thanks heaps guys,
> David.
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