[clug] Looking for a netbook

Ian McLeod ianmcleod75 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 23:10:19 MDT 2009

These guys seem to sell the latest eeePC model with Linux installed


Steven Hanley wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 02:18:19PM +1000, Ian McLeod wrote:
>> We're looking for a netbook - for once in my life my wish actually  
>> complements the main goal - to save money - i.e. have Linux.  My wife  
>> is, naturally, happy with that idea.  It's for the both of us to float  
>> around he house for net use or whatever, and for travel.
>> I heard that Asus (eeePC) once came with a Linux distribution standard,  
>> however have anyone had any real experience with Linux based netbooks  
>> and have any hints or tips?  Are they restricted to one distro or can I  
>> stick Gnome based Ubuntu on one or would something even lighter be  
>> advisable?
>> If it can handle a Bluetooth or USB Nokia phone as a 3G modem that would  
>> be fantastic, but I suppose we can live without it if we have to.  I've  
>> actually heard of Symbian apps to turn a phone in to a wi-fi access  
>> point anyway.
> Linux appears to be getting rarer and rarer on netbooks. Fortunately it
> appears HP have released one to solve that and even have an SSD available in
> it (which also appears to be getting rarer in the Aus market)
> http://www.cnet.com.au/hp-mini-110-339297358.htm
> Though out of interest when I clicke don the HP website and tried to
> purchase one the HP E store could not find the Linux SSD model and only
> appeared to have the 3 different coloured windows models. (the linux model
> is AUD $499 compared to the AUD $699 of the others) 
> http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/au/en/ho/WF25a/321957-321957-3832382-3832383-3832383-3943764.html
> Also it appears the linux one may not be available in pink :(
> 	See You
> 	    Steve

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