[clug] Looking for a netbook

Ian McLeod ianmcleod75 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 15:33:09 MDT 2009

Thanks, looks pretty good.  Similar to the eeePC except or no Bluetooth, 
stereo sound and a smaller battery?

Anthony David wrote:
> 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).
> Regards
> Anthony

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