[lug] linux laptop search

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 18 12:01:30 MDT 2013


This is what I want for a netbook.

Touchscreen, Quad Core AMD ULV, Radeon APU, hell yes!

On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 1:52 PM, Simos <blug at chinesetearoom.com> wrote:

> > FYI - they didn't take my Acer C7 Chromebook, but I wish they had.  It's
> > junk.  And you can't easily disable the Secure Boot crap so you have to
> > hack an install over ChromeOS.  The only hack I've found so far is
> > ChrUbuntu, which forces me to use Ubuntu.  I hate it.  Networking is
> > pretty bad on that thing.
> Hi,
> I also have an Acer C7 on which I've installed Ubuntu - I also can't stand
> Ubuntu (I have been on pure Debian since the mid-nineties), but the wife
> and kids who use this laptop the most are familiar with it. After a 4GB RAM
> upgrade it's become a pretty portable & usable little laptop (for its $200
> price).
> FWIW, the latest ChrUbuntu script now allows you to Lubuntu, Xubuntu,
> and other variants so if your main gripe is with Unity (which I certainly
> understand) then you now have more options:
> http://chromeos-cr48.blogspot.com/2013/05/chrubuntu-one-script-to-rule-them-all_31.html
> Although it's more complicated, there are certainly ways to install other
> Linux distributions (such as Debian) on the Acer C7:
> http://chromebooklinux.blogspot.com/
> https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton
> You'll probably have to dig in there a bit.
> Also: no Thinkpad recommendations?
> Regards,
> Simos
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