[plug] trying to buy a linux netbook

Gregory Orange gregory.orange at gmail.com
Sat Jan 30 09:11:17 WST 2010

The main reason I wanted a Linux machine was that I didn't want to pay
the Microsoft tax, but since it's probably less than a dollar with a
new machine I doubt I paid any extra. And for the principle, I think
it's use rather than 'ownership' that has real impact on the market.

Has anyone got an experience with an international warranty? If it's a
return to base warranty and the base is firmly the place of purchase
that could suck pretty badly. I guess aforementioned Whirlpool
discussion might be helpful there. That said, mine is now out of its
standard 1yr warranty (and I didn't upgrade it) so it's a moot point
for me.


2010/1/30 Michael Holland <michael.holland at gmail.com>:
> ditto. I bought an Eee with Xandros(?) Linux, but installed Ubuntu after a
> week. It might as well have come with XP.
> Check if the wifi card works well in Linux.
> A lot of people have found it worthwhile to buy netbooks from the US. e.g.
> from Amazon with a forwarding service.
> You will find a broader choice at least. You'll probably want one with a
> international warranty.
> Check Amazon to see what is available, and whirlpool for discussion.

Gregory Orange

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