Ubuntu Laptop Suggestion

Tom coffindvm at idabelok.net
Mon Jun 8 02:12:13 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jun 05, 2009 at 10:31:43AM -0700, 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.
> 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[1] so I wonder if things like
> compiz will even run.
> Sorry, I'm not that up on hardware.
I have a Panasonic cf 48 that works fine with Ubuntu and Slackware.  Purchased
from a seller on Ebay 2 years ago for 1/2 of what he has saved.


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