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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Averatec 3200...
by Anonymous on Sat 7th May 2005 23:45 UTC

I bought one of these as a gift for my father. Nice, full of features, small but solid, good support (repaired it after a lightning strike fried the modem), cheap. Only downside; Windows XP or XP Home (restore CD not a installation CD; typical Windows PC BS). Runs Linux fine, though.

I'm so impressed that I'm looking at some of the other models they offer when I replace my aging and failing Dell.

Check here for setup notes on the Averatec and other brands of laptops;

http://www.linux-laptop.net