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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RE: ebay
by poofyhairguy on Sat 7th May 2005 19:46 UTC

Ewwwwww. I would never buy a 'new" laptop for such a cheap price. Every cheap laptop I've dealt with was not worth its meager price (especially Dells, there budget laptops have given me more trouble than all others put together).

If you really need a cheap laptop that works with Linux get a quality used laptop (like IBM, Toshiba, or HP especially Toshiba) from Ebay. For $500 you can get something that is better than the Linare "deal" and will hold up longer.

Life is too short for cheap laptops