[kwlug-disc] thanks to all who replied -- the new netbook was purchased

Oksana Goertzen ogoertzen at gmail.com
Mon Jun 29 14:52:00 EDT 2009


On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 2:16 PM, <john at netdirect.ca> wrote:

> kwlug-disc-bounces at kwlug.org wrote on 06/29/2009 01:53:19 PM:
> > John, you're clearly well versed on this stuff so two questions:
>
> Geez, answer a few posts and now I'm an expert ;)
>
> > 1) where to buy  and what would you recommend for a netbook running
> > linux?  i.e. if we were looking, is there a specific place around here
> > to buy? (and I'm actually considering this).  FS doesn't seem to have
> > linux models.
>
> They are getting harder to find. I ordered my Acer Aspire One from a
> distributor and got a true Linux version.
>
> We've had the Lenovo S10s in and they look good, although they do not come
> with Linux. I bought my Aspire before Lenovo had a netbook and we've been
> giving away the S10s at sales events. When we do we ship a USB key with a
> live distro of Linux.


On the U.S. site you used to be able to buy a S10 with SLED on it and a
flash
memory drive.  *Looks there now*  I couldn't find one this time around..
they all
seem to say XP.  They have a couple of new models (S12) including one that
has a VIA Nano ULV 2250 - 1.30 GHz 800Mhz 1MB) and VIA integrated graphics
- Chrome 9 HC3.  This is the first I've heard of this processor.  Does
anyone know
how it compares to the Intel ATOM?  The S12 is a 12" model too with a 6 cell
battery and full keyboard - according to the IBM site.


- Oksana
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