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Cheapest possible laptop that can run linux.

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All it needs to do is have LAN (preferably GB lan), WLAN, and be able to run linux. I would like to be able to upgrade the ram myself but not a requirement.

Here are possible candidates I've found=
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834101249

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834157738
^if it is EVERY in stock


Any help?
Edited by IzninjaFTW - 6/19/11 at 12:49am
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Pretty dependent on what version of Linux you need. However I thought that at this point there's a version of Linux that can run on practicably any fairly modern piece of hardware.

Again though, what version of it were you thinking of running?
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Originally Posted by [\\/]Paris View Post
Pretty dependent on what version of Linux you need. However I thought that at this point there's a version of Linux that can run on practicably any fairly modern piece of hardware.

Again though, what version of it were you thinking of running?
Ubuntu since it seems to be the lightest and easiest to use.
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pretty plain and basic style but should do the work!
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Why not look at used alternatives?
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I vote go used, don't do atom cpu for linux if you are going to run an updated GUI. It just isn't very good. Find a refurb or used Centrino level in the form factor you want. Yes, even Celeron would be better than atom or find a site that sells without OS, older models on main pc sites, HP, Dell. Or maybe this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834214385
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I vote go used, don't do atom cpu for linux if you are going to run an updated GUI. It just isn't very good. Find a refurb or used Centrino level in the form factor you want. Yes, even Celeron would be better than atom or find a site that sells without OS, older models on main pc sites, HP, Dell. Or maybe this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834214385
i'm trying not to exceed over $200 Very very tight budget.

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Why not look at used alternatives?
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At work we had Ubuntu running on a HP Mini netbook.
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I have Ubuntu on a IBM T23 laptop. 1GB RAM, 1Ghz Processor, 40GB HDD. Runs like lightning
Edited by Erick Silver - 6/20/11 at 9:39pm
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