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: Various
by drsmoothy on Sun 8th May 2005 19:51 UTC

@CharAznable: Ignore Anonymous. He is just trolling. The link he gave to Debian offshoots doesn't even list Linare, so he's obviously just trying to make trouble.

I don't think Anonymous may have been trolling. A lot of people are confusing Linspire (Debian based) with Linare (FC2 based). The fact that both distros are targetted at newbie converts from Windows and both have a sub-$500 notebook.

Just to confirm:

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=3504708
Linspire loaded Balance Laptop - Price $498

http://www.linare.com/ladbs200.php
Linare Loaded Linare Laptop - Price $498

I have no experience with the Linspire loaded Balance laptop. As someone who has used the C3 processor on a desktop, it's just too slow. The Linare laptop ships with an Athlon XP-M 1800+.