gn2 wrote:All netbooks have very similar hardware, so get the cheapest one, you'll struggle to find better value than this in the UK:
If the battery life isn't long enough you can get aftermarket high capacity ones on eBay for £35ish.
My son has that model and it runs very nicely with Mint 8.
Captain_Tux wrote:Many, if not all netbooks can run Linux... your mileage varies depending on distro, but generally speaking, all the netbook-sized distros (for a lack of better terminology - should it be mobile Linux distros instead?) run well. Wasn't it last month that the mag ran an article on netbook distros?
Not sure about movies... part of the reason that netbooks are netbooks is because they tend not to have optical drives.
nelz wrote:I now use an Eee PC 1005HA and really like it. It's larger than my old 900 but the keyboard is a lot better. It plays movies well. No it doesn't have an optical drive, but movies are not necessarily DVD. I use it to watch transcoded DVDs and programmes recorded with MythTV. It doesn't have built in 3G, but I use it with a Mi-Fi modem, so there are no driver issues to worry about, although it does work perfectly with a Huawei dongle too.
shaddack wrote:Does the built in WiFi och 3G modem work well with Linux Mint?
gn2 wrote:shaddack wrote:Does the built in WiFi och 3G modem work well with Linux Mint?
AFAIK most USB 3G adapters work in Linux these days.
The D250's b/g WiFi adapter works with addition of the required drivers. Mint will offer to supply them if you are connected by a wired connection when you attempt to configure the wireless.
It took me a few mouse clicks and less than five minutes to get the wireless running.
nelz wrote:shaddack wrote:Which distro are you using?
Gentoo, but you probably didn't want to hear that
nordle wrote:The Samsung NC10 got loads of great reviews for, well, most stuff, but particularly its keyboard.
But it has been out for a year, so theres probably better now.
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