View Full Version : [all variants] Buying netbook with Linux for default... impossible misssion?

December 28th, 2012, 05:08 PM
Hi, I live in Spain. My former netbook is dead and I'm looking for someone. The last one was with Windows and I had to install Ubuntu. This time I don't even want to pay for Windows but I can find a store (offline or online) where are netbooks where there aren't netbooks. I tried Amazon, DominioVirtual, PCBox and many others. Do you know where can I get that?
PS: A netbook without OS is ok as well.

December 28th, 2012, 06:53 PM
It doesn't look as if any Linux based netbooks other than the Samsung and Acer Chromebooks, and they aren't cheap. If you buy a netbook with the crippled Windows 7 starter, you would be doing the poor thing a favor if you lobotomized the Windows and installed Linux. You could of course also buy a used netbook and install Linux as well. Windows XP has only about 1 1/4 years of life left anyway.

December 30th, 2012, 02:09 AM
Two new Asus laptops offer an Ubuntu Linux option
Oct 15, 2012

"No wonder, then, that some PC makers are hedging their bets.

I've already written at some length about the emerging class of Linux-powered PCs (http://www.pcworld.com/article/2010646/cotton-candy-linux-pc-on-a-stick-ships-at-last.html) that have been hitting the market in recent months, and recently two more have appeared. What's particularly interesting about these two new laptops from Asus, in fact, is that they'll be available with either Windows 8 or Ubuntu Linux--whichever the buyer prefers."

January 4th, 2013, 12:09 AM
Washington Post has an article about discontinuance of netbooks.

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2013/01/what_happened_to_netbooks_apple_s_ipad_and_macbook _air_killed_the_400_former.2.html

January 4th, 2013, 02:51 AM
It's a good time to snap them up and resell them with linux on them.

Mark Phelps
January 4th, 2013, 11:32 PM
It's a good time to snap them up and resell them with linux on them.

OK ... sell them to whom???

Companies stopped making netbooks because ... folks stopped BUYING them!

Nowadays, nobody wants an overpriced, underpowered, entry-level laptop (regardless of what OS it has on it). What they want is a TABLET, and typically, one running Android.

And, the Tablets have touch screens -- which the Netbooks do not.

You buy these up, you'll end up with a collection of electric bricks.

January 4th, 2013, 11:38 PM
Second hand computer store might like them.

As far as netbooks go, I'm using a C7 Chromebook with Chrubuntu on it. $200, and a dual boot setup that kicks the rear of anything else out there.