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Re: [tlug] Best Laptop/Netbook that fits well with Crunchbang Linux

On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 12:47:29PM +0200, Christian Horn wrote:
> Hi all,
> On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 01:03:44PM +0900, jong pairez wrote:
> > I am soliciting suggestions/recommendations from the TLUG community about
> > the best netbook that runs well with Crunchbang Linux.

> Als my dad started to use linux.  With not much experience it seems
> that users rather try many linux distros, count how many to them im-
> portant aspects work and how many not, and stick with one distro.

The OP isn't asking about a distro, however, they're asking about a laptop.
They've chosen the distro, #!Crunchbang, already.  (And it's in the subject

Christian, you might want to open a different thread.  I'm changing, in my
post, the title back to the original, which, IMHO, better suits the
question, which is best netbook for a distro rather than best distro for a
netbook.  :)

As for the OQ (original question), the Asus netbooks have been good for me,
but apparently, the latest ones _might_ have some issue with their wireless
cards.  I've used the 1000HE and one that came after that (forget its
model number and my wife has left it in Japan to use when she goes there,
maybe 1012) without problems.  However, the most recent one has, according
to google, begun causing issues.

Sometimes, at least here in the US, they will let you boot the machine with
a live USB to see if it works. It depends, I guess, upon the impression you
make on the salesman--I can certainly see them refusing to allow it, they
have no idea what you might be doing to their machine.  Of course, some
people just go into a store and do it anyway without asking, and I assume
most get away with it.

I would find a few models that I like, then search the models on the Ubuntu
forums, Debian forums, and probably the Arch Wiki.  For example, one of the
more recent Asus models, when searched on the Ubuntu forums, was showing
that its wireless card was problematic. 

I'm sorry I can't be more specific, but I haven't purchased a netbook in
about 2 years, so have no current information.

Scott Robbins
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