[CoLoCo] Best Ubutnu Netbook?

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Tue Aug 4 03:47:26 BST 2009


My eee maxes out at 2G

On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 8:39 PM, Jim Hutchinson <jim at ubuntu-rocks.org> wrote:

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> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 4:58 PM, Collins Richey <crichey at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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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