[olug] OT: Netbook options

T. J. Brumfield enderandrew at gmail.com
Sun Jan 3 18:07:50 UTC 2010

The cost of raising a kid shouldn't be understated. Most netbooks are
closer to $300. If all you can spare is $100, and you only really need
it for a one-time thing, I'd just skip trying to find a used one, and
save the $100. You'll need it for the kid eventually.

If you do end up with a netbook at some point and need help getting
Linux on it however, I'd be happy to help.

-- T. J.

On 1/3/10, webtrekker at cox.net <webtrekker at cox.net> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm looking help on what my options are for a netbook.  The situation is I
> am heading to Ethiopia in 12 days to adopt our newest family member and
> don't want to lug my laptop due to weight and size, but would like have a
> way to transfer pics from my camera memory card to a secondary device
> (netbook hd or external hd).
> The other wrinkle is cost, as most (geez .... all ) of my dollars are tied
> up in the adoption.  I can only squeeze out about $100 or so.
> I have let the whole netbook world pass me by as I don't really have a need
> except for this trip, so I don't really understand the pros/cons between the
> devices ... Asus vs Acer vs whatever....
> Have I rambled enough yet... geez
> Oh, and internet access in Ethiopia is spotty at best with the "good" lines
> running at 24k dialup...
> Any pointers/suggestion would be very grateful!
> Patrick
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