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Linux Netbooks: They're Still Out There

Oct 24, 2009, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Caitlyn Martin)

[ Thanks to Caitlyn Martin for this link. ]

"When my Sylvania netbook died last month and the manufacturer took their sweet time responding to me I was offered a refund by the dealer. Suddenly I was surveying the market again for a good buy on a netbook preloaded with Linux. I found a wide variety of systems with Linux available from mainstream outlets and factory direct, at least here in the United States where I live. While I don't have updated market share figures it's clear, despite claims by Microsoft and their supporters, that Linux remains entrenched in the netbook market and is spreading out from there.

"For example, Dell has expanded their offerings, with desktop and laptop offerings in addition to their Inspiron Mini 10v. The smaller (8.9" screen) Dell Vostro A90 (formerly the Inspiron Mini 9v) remains available starting at $219 factory direct.

"I, personally, have had excellent experiences with Hewlett-Packard products. I've supported everything from their high end servers running HP-UX down to desktops and laptops in the course of my work over the years."

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