[clug] Looking for a netbook

Anthony David adavid at adavid.com.au
Tue Aug 11 07:49:53 MDT 2009

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.
> Thanks,
> Ian
Hi Ian

My son's girlfriend has had a Kogan netbook for the last few months.

http://www.kogan.com.au/shop/kogan-agora-netbook/ .

It should fit your needs to a tee. It comes with gOS which my son
replaced with Ubuntu Remix. Her model had a weak Wireless chip but the
later revisions have remedied that. Bluetooth comes with the more
expensive model - Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth (+ 6-cell battery
and more RAM).



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