Re: [LAU] Time for a new netbook. Advice?

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Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 4:47 pm

I have an Asus U64E BAL5 (about a year old). $600, 750GB hard drive,
8GB RAM, dual-core (hyperthreaded) Intel i5 2.3 GHz, comes with
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit but runs every major Linux since
openSUSE 12.1, including Ubuntu, Fedora, Linux Mint. Only Linux issue
when I got it a year ago was the touchpad - older kernels see it as a
PS/2 mouse. The audio and WiFi work just fine and my ancient USB gamer
headset does as well. It weighs about five pounds. I picked this one
over all the others mostly because it was the only reasonably priced
model with 8 GB. There may be more now.

One note - if you're going to buy a Windows laptop and dual-boot it
(or blow away Windows entirely) I'd get one before the Windows 8
machines start coming out. The "secure boot / UEFI" situation isn't
clear at all. Both Fedora and Ubuntu have a "plan" for dealing with
that, but a plan is not the same thing as a supported, engineered
solution. And last time I looked, openSUSE was still formulating a

On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 11:59 AM, david wrote:

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Re: [LAU] Time for a new netbook. Advice?, Jeff Sandys, (Fri Sep 14, 6:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] Time for a new netbook. Advice?, david, (Fri Sep 14, 6:59 pm)
Re: [LAU] Time for a new netbook. Advice?, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky, (Sat Sep 15, 4:47 pm)