[kwlug-disc] netbooks without windows

Johnny Ferguson hyperflexed at gmail.com
Thu Jun 24 00:16:33 EDT 2010

As an added lol, it turns out stallman's only PC is this netbook:


even the bios is open-source. If I had the time to hunt one of these 
down or put up with an 800 MHz CPU, it could be fun :P

On 06/23/2010 05:04 PM, Paul Nijjar wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 02:39:37PM -0400, Johnny F wrote:
>> 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).
> I don't know if this is a recommendation (these seem to be older
> netboooks with 3-cell batteries, and under your price range) but
> Canada Computers lists a few:
> http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=570_28_378&item_id=020521&sid=b2b8tabpfjb9en4hjaqs32l1g5
> http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=570_28_378&item_id=019015&sid=b2b8tabpfjb9en4hjaqs32l1g5
> http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=570_630_674&item_id=020647&sid=b2b8tabpfjb9en4hjaqs32l1g5
> Naturally, stock is bad. I guess Linux really did lose the netbook
> battle.
> Tiger Direct also has exactly one listing in its "Linux Based
> Netbooks" section, too. Sigh.
> http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=4235&name=Linux-Based&
> As for Windows netbooks: licences are non-transferrable, as far as I
> know. If I was able to buy a netbook I would be looking for a
> Windows-free one as well; I think it is a sensible message to send.
> - Paul

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