Linked by drsmoothy on Sat 7th May 2005 18:54 UTC
Linux When I read the article on Slashdot & OSNews that Linare was putting out a sub-$500 notebook, I immediately jumped on the deal. I purchased a laptop directly from Linare in early February. Their site stated that I would receive the laptop in 2-4 weeks. I waited in anticipation.
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@Bryan
by Chris on Sat 7th May 2005 19:38 UTC

Any decent laptop has a manual available from the distributor for replacing all hardware and getting the casing apart. It may not be in "lay man's" terms, but they often read like lego instructions.
If there be no manual, there be no reason to pay for the laptop. I've even read through the manual on my 5 year old laptop to take it apart before.

I'd give them another month so see if they declare bankruptcy and then I'd file with BBB and maybe FTC as well. They ripped ya off.

I found that if you can get used to window-managers like fluxbox and windowmaker you'll find 128MB of RAM to be as much as you need. My laptop used to have 56MB of RAM (64 -8 for video) and I could run gaim, firebird (yea, it's been a while), and an editor at the same time with a bareable amount of swapping.