Asus 1201T from NewEgg comes with NO OS so is cheap while seemingly well constructed. I have had mine for 5 months.
Rocks with ubuntu. You'll have to fix the wireless unless they have upgraded the kernel in the downloaded cd image. I understand it was fixed in the -23 kernel, but the last cd image I have has the -21
There are some other tweaks to get things ideal (Fn keys) but it pretty much just worked.
MSi Wind AMD editions. Extremely powerful and worth every penny. I've got the dual core and running full blown Ubuntu 64 Bit edition without any issues.
AMD FX 9590 Vishera/32 Gig DDR3 1866/AMD R9 290X GHz Edition
Win8.1 Pro 64 bit/Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 1 64 bit
Hello fellow-users of Linux,
Most computer systems that's got Pentium III or above (i'm assuming 700 MHz) and 256 MB ram or above will do.... I reckon netbooks have a better deal at running Linux in general because they have less things to go wrong.
Last edited by PresenceofMind; July 19th, 2010 at 02:05 PM.
Processor: Intel Atom N270 @ 1.6GHz. RAM: 1GB DDR2 @ 667MHz. HDD: 160GB @ 5,400rpm. Wifi: Atheros b/g/n @ 2.4GHz. Display: 1240x600 @ 60Hz. GPU: Intel 945GME. Performance: Flawless.
This may be fixed in the future however
Many systems does not work with Linux and buying a complete system, as a netbook or a notebook, changing one component to another one can be hard. I own a notebook that cannot even boot Ubuntu or the LiveCD. It stops and complains (BIOS something?) before Grub is even launched.
Unfortunately the laptop testing page in the Wiki is very outdated.