[kwlug-disc] netbooks without windows
hyperflexed at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 14:39:37 EDT 2010
note: I sent this a number of times without it showing up on the list,
I apologize if this is a duplicate.
Wondering if anyone could make a recommendation on the best place to get
a notebook without windows in Canada. I need the netbook primarily for
my electronics bench (writing code, flashing microcontrollers), and
secondarily as a lightweight laptop for browsing the internet when I
leave home and don't want to carry a 10 pound laptop around (which is
also huge and power hungry).
Places I've looked:
seems they only offer the ubuntu option in the states.
Haven't had much luck getting Dell Canada to offer me a
based in the states. They have nice a nice ubuntu netbook
but the high international shipping costs make it somewhat
cost-prohibitive. (over $100 for a $360 netbook)
Ideally this netbook would be in the $300-500 range. Any help or
experiences you can offer would be greatly appreciated. If it was also
available in Canada that would be ideal.
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