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Re: OT: Laptop for College Bound Student?

On Wed, 11 Jun 2008 08:58:53 -0400
"Thomas H. George" <lists@tomgeorge.info> wrote:

> Money is tight, of course.  If I were the student and there is a 
> modest-priced laptop with Debian and OpenOffice I'd take it in a
> flash. I'm not the student, I'm his 79 year old grandfather and I
> don't want him to start off at a disadvantage.  There are certainly
> many college students and recent grads that subscribe to this list.
> I would value your insights

ASUS eeePC - They're cheap (around £220 here in the UK), run Linux (a
Debian derivative if I recall correctly and can have debian installed
onto them), and are incredibly good looking! ;o)

They can also be upgraded through hardware hacking and this is actively
encouraged by Asus.

Hope this is of some help,


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