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: I had exactly the same experience
by drsmoothy on Mon 9th May 2005 21:05 UTC

Thank you for writing this. Hopefully this will prevent other people to have this horrible experience. Please do yourself a favour and stay away from Linare/Walmart laptop.

Thanks for the heads up, just want to note the following:

This is the Walmart $498 laptop.
It comes with a Via C3 Processor. According to quite a number of posters, this is a good laptop, aside from the slow processor.

This is the Linare $498 laptop.
It comes with an Athlon XP-M 1800+. This is the troublesome. Currently Linare resells their desktop line through Walmart, but thus far they are the only one who sells the Linare laptop.

Just want to make sure that people realize that this is not the same machine. I would hate for any undeserved negative trolling happen to Balance because of something I wrote with regards to Linare.