Question on Choosing Netbook - looking for experience

accessys at accessys at
Sat Jan 16 22:36:26 UTC 2010

not a netbook but I have a system 76 Pangolin laptop and it has been rock 
solid since day one and had it in hand faster than anyone else even was 
willing to quote.


On Sat, 16 Jan 2010, Mark C. Miller wrote:

> Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 22:02:46 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Mark C. Miller <mr.mcmiller at>
> Reply-To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
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> To: ubuntu-users at
> Subject: Re: Question on Choosing Netbook - looking for experience
> On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 12:32:37 -0800, Patton Echols wrote:
>> I am finally closing in on buying a netbook. (Those with long memories
>> will recall that I have posted a couple of questions over several
>> months)
>> I have narrowed my choices down to a HP (mini 210-1010nr) with atom n450
>> and and Acer (AO532h-2588) w/ the same processor.  On paper, they both
>> have the same specs except the Acer can have up to 2Gb ram, both ship
>> with 1GB.  My research indicates that I should be able to install Ubuntu
>> on either.
>> Question:  Anyone have any experience with these units?  Any reason to
>> choose one over the other / or avoid one?  If all else is the same, I
>> will pick the one I can add increase the RAM.
>> Thanks,
>> --PE
> Did you look at System76?  They ship exclusively with Ubuntu on all their
> systems.  I have their Starling Netbook and love it.  They have a forum
> on the Ubuntu Forum Board with lots of discussion about the merits of
> various netbooks.  The starling ships with 2GB of RAM.
> You might want to check them out.
> mcm
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