[CoLoCo] Best Ubutnu Netbook?

Ringo 2600denver at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 03:44:20 BST 2009

Acer has good, cheap equipment but in my experience you get what you pay
for with them both in terms of life-span and support.


Jim Hutchinson wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 4:58 PM, Collins Richey <crichey at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm not buying a netbook until they get off the ridiculous 1G memory
>> only kick. But if you do want a Ubuntu netbook, I would give your
>> business to System76. They're now offering one about the same price as
>> others I've seens with Ubuntu Remix installed, and you'd be helping
>> out a Colorado company that is a BIG Ubuntu supporter.
>>From what I've heard the 1GB memory issue is MS imposed to prevent a netbook
> from competing with "regular" windows laptops. People might get the idea
> they don't need to fork over for vista or whatever. However, I don't believe
> it is always a hardware limitation. Some will let you open and upgrade and
> if you are running Linux then there isn't much anyone can do. Some even sell
> Linux options without the ram limitations.
> I would second the Aspire. I've not used one personally but did observe one
> and I've read lots of good things. A recent Linux Journal or Format or one
> of them had an article comparing about 10 models. I don't have it in front
> of me but the Aspire was one of the top picks - don't recall exactly.

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