Where can I buy a very cheap linux laptop?
I've been searching the web for days now trying to find a linux or no-os laptop as cheap as what I can find with windows. It just doesn't make sense to me... why is it that I can buy a Microsoft Windows XP laptop with 80 gb / 512 MB / CD/DVD burner / Celeron M 1.6 for as little as $499 at Best Buy, but comparably specced linux or no-os laptops are at least $6-700, and in many cases $1200+? As I see it, if I'm not paying for Windows XP and will instead use linux, shouldn't it be *cheaper*?
Anyone know where I can find a linux laptop (I'd rather not deal with used) without windows on it that is actually cheap? I'd say my min config is something like 512mb/80gb/celeron, and I want to pay around $500 or less for it. I know this is possible with windows PC's (just look on the Best Buy website). I really do not want my money going to Microsoft, but it's hard to justify spending $200 just to keep $100 out of Bill Gates' pocket... after all, that $200 means more to me than $100 does to him.
The best I've found so far is a 40gb/256mb MSI no-os laptop for $537... that's a less powerful machine than the xp laptop at best buy (80gb/512mb) for $499.
Any ideas? If you know of anything better than what I've found I'd appreciate it.