[Wolves] Best sub £300 Linux Netbook

DragonMaster LUG at clews.homelinux.net
Sun May 17 16:55:02 UTC 2009

> On Sun, 2009-05-17 at 16:37 +0100, DragonMaster wrote:
>> Hi All.  Just been to PC world to try to get a netbook - specifically
>> the
>> Advent 4213.  However, I was told that putting Linux on it would mean
>> that
>> half the features wouldn't work, and that it would invalidate the
>> warranty!  Can anyone advise if they have found a netbook that is 100%
>> compatible, AND has a large HDD (rather than an 8Gb SSD) and 3G
>> compatability.
>>   I was originally looking at the HP 2133, but this is no longer
>> available
>> anywhere.
>>   Your advice and recommendations are, as always, very welcome
> Pc world don't understand Linux so they do say that.  The warranty only
> covers the hardware and not the software other wise when there were
> issues with windows you'd be able to take it back and and have it fixed
> for free :)
> I've seen ubuntu running on the netbook as it is based on the msi wind.
> So I don't know what they are on about.  UNR runs better on it but
> basically what ever modern linux desktop should run fine.
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Cheers Dave,  I suspected (or at least hoped) that was the case re the
warranty.  It does look like a nice netbook, and the processor speed was
what got me.  I have also noticed that Dell are launching the Mini 10v but
this does seem to be missing the sim card interface...

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