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Old 08-16-2006, 09:31 PM   #1
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Anyone heard of R Cubed Technologies?

I stumbled on them while Googling for some pre-installed Linux laptops. If others have had good experiences with them, I might give them a shot. If they suck, I'll just have to buy an Asus and do it myself. Any feedback would be most helpful.
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I haven't heard of R cubed (though that doesn't say much).

But I once read someone's comment that is good.

Why would you buy Asus? The one experience I have with them is a motherboard for a desktop PC. I used (tried to use) it for several months through frequent crashes. It was worse than using Windows. I replaced it with an Intel motherboard and all the problems stopped.
Old 08-18-2006, 01:47 PM   #3
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I had read that Asus is Linux-friendly on another thread on this forum, but I've since done a little more research and have settled on an HP Compaq Presario V6000. It has an AMD Turion X2 and nVidia Go 6200. It should be Linux-friendly - at least I hope it is. Even if Asus were to be Linux-friendly, they're just too d*@# expensive. I don't need a power machine - just something for school. Anyway, thanks for your reply.
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A couple of guys I know from a local LUG work at Emperor. While I don't have the $$$ for one of their notebooks, I can say that their people are top notch and know their stuff.
Old 08-19-2006, 08:18 PM   #5
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I did stumble on the Emporor Linux website as well. If I had a little extra cash to spend, I probably would have considered them as well. It sucks that laptops preloaded with free OS's - not to mention the fact that you can't buy one with NO OS at all - actually cost more than those preloaded with Windows.

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Old 08-23-2006, 01:42 PM   #6
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From (by our own aysiu):
People show Dell that Linux laptops are profitable and Dell begins displaying them prominently on its website. "Ordinary" people then start buying Linux desktops. It would really help, too, if around that time a virus hit Windows home users like never before.
The quoted part is almost at the end, but the essay is worth it.

There is also his earlier

Persevere, & when you're done send Michael Dell a note telling him what you bought off the shelf, assuming you do buy a GNU/Linux laptop off the shelf. Wish I could tell you what his real e-address is. Possibly [michael | michaeld | michaeldell | mdell | president], who knows.

I recently (last Sat.) toured the local Microcenter & I saw NO Linux laptop. Furthermore, the 2 Linspire desktops were the house brand & the lowest end hardware on their shelves. As far as they are concerned, that's what their components section is for. Well, for once, I'd like to buy rather than build.


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