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AMDPwred 06-28-2010 08:47 PM

Suggestions on netbook for Ubuntu use?
 
I'm looking to purchase a netbook to run Ubuntu on and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions? I'd like to keep it around $300-350. Nothing special required, just want a decently performing machine that can easily operate with Ubuntu without a lot of headaches.

RockDoctor 06-29-2010 08:20 AM

My now-ancient Acer Aspire One AOA150-1570 runs Ubuntu just fine, as will, I suspect, virtually any atom-based netbook. Best advice I can give is take a copy of Ubuntu 10.04 on a bootable USB flash drive with you as you shop for a netbook. When you find an interesting netbook, boot Ubuntu on it and verfy the workings of the sound, webcam, wifi, hibernate, etc...

danbuter 06-29-2010 09:51 PM

I have an HP Mini that works great with Ubuntu.

FredGSanford 06-29-2010 11:19 PM

My Acer Aspire One AOA150 ran Ubuntu 9 something ran pretty good when I first bought it early '09. Everything seems to have worked out the box, as far as I can remember. But I'm not a big fan of Ubuntu so now I run Mandriva 2010 Gnome on it

linus.newbert 06-30-2010 02:27 AM

I have an Asus EeePc 901 with easy-peasy installed (yet another ubuntu flavor) and everything worked out of the box:
- ethernet
- wlan
- bluetooth
- usb ports
- sd card reader
- sound (not very powerfull but with external, usb-powered speakers movie watching becomes friendlier)
It starts pretty fast (enabled auto-login), and works for day-to-day web browsing. Good autonomy too (3-5 hrs depending on app usage).

snowpine 06-30-2010 10:12 AM

You may find this list helpful:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupp...hines/Netbooks

Your best choice is a vendor such as System 76 that sells Ubuntu preinstalled. Not only will this guarantee the hardware is Ubuntu-compatible, but you also will be supporting Linux in the marketplace. :)

ax25nut 07-20-2010 09:26 PM

Asus Eee 701SD running Ubuntu 10.4 & Lucid Puppy 5.01 (dual-boot) with no problems so far. Everything seems to run well in Ubuntu, also. I've noticed the Acer Aspire One ZG5 also runs ubuntu pretty well. Good luck.

andrius_bartulis 07-24-2010 06:52 AM

Thanks!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by snowpine (Post 4019482)
You may find this list helpful:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupp...hines/Netbooks

Your best choice is a vendor such as System 76 that sells Ubuntu preinstalled. Not only will this guarantee the hardware is Ubuntu-compatible, but you also will be supporting Linux in the marketplace. :)

For sure, System 76 is the first place to look. You won't be disappointed. Also try cnet.com, as it has reviews and user comments.


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