"The message for Acer and other manufacturers: up your
ratio of Linux netbooks. While North America seems to be the main
market for these machines, about 30% of which run Linux by most
accounts, among my dwindling options for obtaining the right Linux
netbook were in Canada and the UK. However, the shipping costs
added onto my minimal netbook expense of ~$350. While there were a
number of online outlets that were sold out of the Linpus version,
most of these same places had hundreds, sometimes thousands of XP
netbooks in stock. It became quite frustrating to have to skip over
all of those XP listings, and it reminded me a bit of the penguin
chase for Linux PCs that I experienced years ago."
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