[clug] Looking for a netbook

Ian McLeod ianmcleod75 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 23:30:32 MDT 2009

Ian Bardsley wrote:
> Hi Ian
> We havn't seen any hardware problems with this machine.  On board 
> Wireless N works OOTB using Ubuntu Jaunty but on Intrepid needed the 
> driver compiling.  Web Cam worked OOTB but to be fair I bought a 
> Logitech Web Cam that I new was Linux friendly.  Not sure about 
> Printing as we use a wireless Printer but in my experience anything HP 
> just works.  USB Keyboard and Mouse are fine and I've even had a USB 
> DVB tuner running on it with no problems.
> Good luck with your search
> Ian B
Thanks - well I'm a great believer in outsourcing problems - these guys 
quoted me around $980 for the latest 1000HE model with everything 
confirmed working except BlueTooth - and included in that is a $70 
charge to set up a dual boot with Ubuntu (sweet - saves hours of mucking 
around) and they are happy to provide support (to a reasonable degree 
I'm sure).

Pretty tempted - if the wife doesn't flip out because I naturally 
gravitated to the latest model.


For this price though it's getting up there with cheap laptops but at 
least this will work properly I suppose - compared to say a cheap brand 
name laptop.

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