[ubuntu-uk] Linux on the cheap?
T T Mooney
ttmooney at ttmooney.com
Tue Sep 22 22:21:49 UTC 2015
Depends on what formfactor you're after. There should be plenty of options if you'll consider secondhand/refurbished.
The Thinkpad X series is good. My X220 is still chugging along. I have a Samsung Chromebook that I bought to run Arm Linux on, but it was never fantastic. When my Pi-Top arrives, I'll let you know how it is, but I'm guessing Xubuntu should run well enough.
Hmm, more options than answers, I'm afraid. Older MacBooks might also be worth a look, but storage could be an issue with smaller SSDs.
> On 22 Sep 2015, at 20:36, Simon Greenwood <sfgreenwood at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 22 September 2015 at 19:49, Steve Mynott <steve.mynott at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Anyone any recommendations for very cheap laptops (ideally netbook
>> like form factor) with good linux support?
>> I assume netbooks themselves are pretty dead (which is a pity since
>> some had decent keyboards).
>> Has anyone found anything similar? I suppose a chromebook running the
>> libfakeroot linux might be the closest although most of them have very
>> restricted SSD space.
>> Any suggestions?
>> 4096R/EA75174B Steve Mynott <steve.mynott at gmail.com>
> Some of the Windows with Bing laptops might be worth a punt, as far as I can see they're just regular laptops with what used to be known as Windows Home on them and there a few netbook factor models around.
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