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Old 11-23-2010, 11:47 PM   #1
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i m planning a netbook for linux


my consideration is dell,acer ,thoshiba, and planning fedora o it which will be the best for fedoa
 
Old 11-23-2010, 11:52 PM   #2
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Brand probably shouldn't be your primary concern. When it comes to netbooks my primary concern would be bootable media and BIOS customization options. You'll have that all over the board regardless of manufacturer.
 
Old 11-23-2010, 11:56 PM   #3
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Dell actually offers ubuntu with some of their products on special request so they may give little support for fedora (Don't hold me to that) But any brands will do just make sure linux support all of the wanted features like your modems and stuff.
 
Old 11-23-2010, 11:57 PM   #4
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need a brand suggession

anybody plz suggest brand...
 
Old 11-23-2010, 11:59 PM   #5
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I currently run Mandriva 2010.1 on my Acer Aspire One, which I've had since early '09. I used an external cd/dvd drive to install it. I would assume Fedora should run about the same, there is a netbook wiki around for Fedora.
 
Old 11-24-2010, 12:00 AM   #6
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Hi,

Let us know which the applications you will be using.What that laptop will be used for?

Depending on your elaborate answer we can suggest you the brand.

At time one is also money concerned.So do let us know that also.

Depending on the purpose we will suggest you some.

My personal opinion is go for Dell.

Last edited by prayag_pjs; 11-24-2010 at 12:12 AM.
 
Old 11-24-2010, 12:10 AM   #7
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Are you OK with a glossy screen or do you prefer matte?
 
Old 11-24-2010, 12:16 AM   #8
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Check this out too: http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/
 
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:32 AM   #9
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I have no idea about Acer, but I have had good luck with Dell and Toshiba for Ubuntu. While most of the netbooks offer almost same configuration, you should look into your budget as well. People do not buy netbooks for high end computing. Just some internet on the go or some basic processing. Getting a book within your budget seems to be the best bet here. Hardware support should not be a problem whatever brand you buy. Just make sure you have good after-sales support in case you need.
 
  


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