[kwlug-disc] netbooks without windows

Insurance Squared Inc. gcooke at insurancesquared.com
Wed Jun 23 14:56:54 EDT 2010

Just a thought.  While all my net/notebooks run linux, I don't mind 
buying one with XP installed.  I buy it then wipe it :).  My attitude is 
that when I go to sell it, whoever buys it is probably going to want 
windows.  So I get my money back then.

On 23/06/10 02:39 PM, Johnny F wrote:
> note: I sent this a number of times without it showing up on the list,
> I apologize if this is a duplicate.
> ---
> Hi,
> 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:
>   - Dell:
> 	seems they only offer the ubuntu option in the states.
> 	Haven't had much luck getting Dell Canada to offer me a
> 	non-windows netbook.
>   - System76:
> 	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.
> Regards,
> Johnny
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