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Thread: Starling for regular work

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    Wink Starling for regular work

    For some time I've been looking for a replacement for an Asus eeePC I managed to kill a few months ago. The Starling is an attractive option for a number of reasons, but I have some questions.

    - Netbooks are typically seen as light-use machines best for things like web browsing. I am really looking for a good small machine that I can use for programming / development, as well as more typical netbook-y things. Is anyone using the Starling for such purposes? How does it do?

    - I've never used Ubuntu. I find myself attracted to more gear-head-y distributions like Slackware. Have many people installed other Linux distros (or, say, a BSD variant) on this machine? I have nothing specific against Ubuntu, but I like what I am familiar with ...

    - does System76 have an 11.6" machine in the pipeline anywhere ...?

    Thanks for any responses / advice.

    Regards,

    Glenn
    Last edited by chexmix; June 10th, 2011 at 03:29 PM. Reason: question I forgot to ask ...

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    Re: Starling for regular work

    A lot of people seem to have pretty good luck using Debian on our machines. Definitely not Slackware, but it's a start.

    As for an 11 inch model, we don't really have any plans to put one out. For people who like the smaller screen, we find the Starling does very well. If you need a system with a larger screen, the Lemur is probably the best bet.
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    Re: Starling for regular work

    I appreciate the response!

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    Re: Starling for regular work

    Just ordered my Starling. Can't wait!

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    Re: Starling for regular work

    The Starling came yesterday. It gleams! Thanks, System76!

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    Re: Starling for regular work

    Glad you like your system! Let us know if you have any issues.
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