[clug] Looking for a netbook

Anthony David adavid at adavid.com.au
Tue Aug 11 15:55:14 MDT 2009

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

Then you need the netbook pro for $40 more


> 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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