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Old Feb 21, 2015, 12:23 PM   #1
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Look for a laptop for Linux (based in UK)

Hi guys

I've decided that I'm going to buy a small laptop for Linux. Ideally I'd like it to be under 200 and to have an 11" - 13" screen.

Any suggestions as to something which I can easily install a Linux distro on? I would be experimenting with different distros most likely before settling on something.
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Old Feb 22, 2015, 09:38 PM   #2
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Hi guys

I've decided that I'm going to buy a small laptop for Linux. Ideally I'd like it to be under 200 and to have an 11" - 13" screen.

Any suggestions as to something which I can easily install a Linux distro on? I would be experimenting with different distros most likely before settling on something.
Any inexpensive PC laptop will work just fine. I'm currently running FreeBSD on a 2006 HP Pavilion with 1GB RAM. I've had at least seven different GNU/Linux distros on it in the past and all ran fine. I'd pick-up something used if you're just using it to experiment and learn.
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I think one of the nice things about using Linux is that you can install it on just about anything. If your goal is to find something inexpensive that will run Linux, you shouldn't have any trouble with just about any old laptop.
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Hi guys

I've decided that I'm going to buy a small laptop for Linux. Ideally I'd like it to be under 200 and to have an 11" - 13" screen.

Any suggestions as to something which I can easily install a Linux distro on? I would be experimenting with different distros most likely before settling on something.

I tend to buy laptop from Ebay that are ex company Thinkpads that have been refurbed.

They are very well made...here is ONE for less than 180.
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