Linux laptops from £169!

Aha, i managed to get away from the course early because i had finished the exercise (using for loops and conditions and casting to create a calculator of compound interest). Everything today has been relatively straightforward – nothing i couldn’t have figured out for myself, but that is reassuring to know at least.

On the train home i discovered another Linux user in Winchester! YAY! We got chatting after getting off the train – i complemented this person on their way cute titchy tiny little laptop. I wanted to know whether it was running Windows because i didn’t see a Windows key. No, it turns out it runs Xandros Linux! I smiled hugely and couldn’t help but say, “Good for you!” heheh!

After a very quick bit of browsing, i reckon it was one of these beauties: ASUS Eee PC – an ultra cheap, ultra small and light ‘subnotebook’ which comes pre-installed with Xandros! It weighs less than 1kg, boots up in 20 seconds, has all the best free software: OpenOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, Skype … it also has a media player and a video recorder. The price starts at £169.

Can i say … WANT!!!!

Oh my gosh, that would be so perfect for taking around on the train with me!! :)

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9 comments on “Linux laptops from £169!

  1. Those Eee PCs are adorable, I was checking them out a few months ago. But… then I read some stuff about how they’re not as powerful as you’d think, and there’s a lot of wasted space where they could’ve made the screen wider. And my new phone does WAP internet anyway, so I figured I’d hold off.

  2. Oh very nice!! :) What a bargain for a nice portable laptop, hey! :)

    Lola, i agree, the screen does look a bit small, although there are speakers built in there too. Not sure about the 800×600 resolution. I know i couldn’t bear that on a long-term basis but just for looking at things quickly on the train, it might be fine.

    Oh wow, it plays DVDs too …!!! :D

  3. If you can, wait till Summer. A 9inch version is coming out. Even if you get one now, its a great little machine, which works surprisingly well with Ubuntu / Debian as well.

    Ctrl-Alt-T brings up a full terminal, which is useful for all those none-GUI apps.

  4. Thank you Jack, i really appreciate that information. I can wait, and that definitely sounds as if it will be worth waiting! :)

    One more step to Linux ruling the world!!!! :D

  5. I saw ‘s one when she was visiting Nye – it looks really funky!

    It would be nice to have something small and light to carry!

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  7. On the train home i discovered another Linux user in Winchester! YAY! We got chatting after getting off the train – i complemented this person on their way cute titchy tiny little laptop. I wanted to know whether it was running Windows because i didn't see a Windows key. No, it turns out it runs Xandros Linux! I smiled hugely and couldn't help but say, “Good for you!” heheh!

  8. The warm feeling I get when someone is thoughtful enough to say thank you for having been helped far outweighs the empty one I get when there's no feedback at all.Laptop Fanatic

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