Ubuntu Laptop Suggestion
dick.dowdell at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 17:42:53 UTC 2009
I've been finding that netbooks, like the Lenovo S10, work very well with
On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 1:38 PM, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Bill Moseley wrote:
> > This is a bit off topic, but a sixth grader from my kid's school asked
> > for recommendations for a laptop. He says he's saved up about $400
> > (we are in the US) and wants to learn Linux and programming.
> > My Linux laptops have always been Thinkpads, but that's out of his
> > price range.
> > True, it's easy to find Linux laptops on-line, but at his price range
> > I'm concerned with hardware compatibility. I can research, but I
> > thought it worth a try asking here just in case anyone has been
> > through this lately or seen any great deals in that price range.
> > Also, my Thinkpads have always had plenty of power -- so I don't have
> > experience with low-end laptops. For example, most the low price
> > units are Celeron 2.16GHz machines so I wonder if things like
> > compiz will even run.
> > Sorry, I'm not that up on hardware.
> > Thanks,
> >  Some examples:
> > http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=AS5335-2238-R&cat=NBB&cpc=NBBbsc
> >  He seems to have saved more than most Americans. ;)
> Go to your nearest Wal Mart. They have a $400.00 lap-top with 3GB of
> RAM and a 160 GB hard drive with Vista intalled.
> 73 Karl
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