Ubuntu Laptop Suggestion

Steve Reilly sfreilly at roadrunner.com
Fri Jun 5 22:20:39 UTC 2009


Jerry Houston wrote:
> On Friday 05 June 2009 10:31:43 am 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[2]
>> (we are in the US) and wants to learn Linux and programming.
> 
> I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 on a Toshiba Satellite L305 that I bought from 
> www.newegg.com for $399 US.  It came with a dual-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, 
> and a reasonable sized HDD (if I recall correctly, something like 160GB).
> 
> I'm dual-booting with the Vista Home Premium that it came with.
> 
have him take a look here http://www.laptopcloseout.com

have bought a couple off lease IBM T42's from these guys.  gig of ram,
pentium M or centrinos, dvd drive, express slots, ati, etc, paid  around
350 for each.  havent had a problem with either one from hardy to jaunty.


steve




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