[kwlug-disc] netbooks without windows

Dave Cramer davec at visibleassets.com
Wed Jun 23 15:01:41 EDT 2010


I'm sure you could sell the key

Dave

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 2:56 PM, Insurance Squared Inc.
<gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:
> 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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