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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you get what you pay for...
by Peter on Sun 8th May 2005 05:20 UTC

You pay next to nothing and you get next to nothing. If you can afford it, things like IBM's ThinkPad or Apple's iBook/PowerBook will be very GNU/Linux-friendly and are extremely reliable. Plus, IBM (Lenovo now?) and Apple are known for their excellent service and tech support, so if something goes wrong it gets fixed.