[plug] trying to buy a linux netbook

Russell Steicke russellsteicke at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 23:33:12 WST 2010

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 7:24 PM, David Buddrige
> 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.

Good luck with your search, but it's likely to be fruitless.  I bought
what was probably the last Acer Aspire One with Linux sold by
OfficeWorks in WA about 15 months ago.  Except for the 7 inch Eee sold
by Harvey Norman for a while after that, all the Linux netbooks ceased
to be available.  It seems that MS got to either the manufacturer or
the distribution channels and made it quite clear what would happen to
any pricing deals if the non-MS versions were available.

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