[clug-talk] $200 linux box

Gary Z. (If forwarding, PLEASE delete address from body of e-mail!) gzone at shaw.ca
Fri Feb 1 07:44:37 PST 2008


Yeah, but last month I got a Compaq Presario SR5250NX from Best Buy with 1 
GB RAM and 320 GB hard drive for $349.
There is an Intel video chip (GMA950) on the motherboard, which, with the 
Linux open driver, supports Compiz without buggering around with proprietary 
NVidia or ATI drivers.
Worked fully for just about every distro I tried 'out of the box', including 
sound and Internet connection.
MEPIS and PCLinuxOS were exceptions. I can no longer remember what failed.
Ubuntu, Mandriva, SuSE, Freespire were A-OK and all sit in their own 
partitions on the hard drive to play with as I see fit.
Seems a far better deal to me as long as you're prepared to install your own 
distro(s).
And it's got Vista in sda1.
Gary

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Watkins" <dave at abacustechnologies.ca>
To: "'CLUG General'" <clug-talk at clug.ca>
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2008 8:31 PM
Subject: Re: [clug-talk] $200 linux box


Unfortunately it's not available in Canada and cannot be shipped here unless 
you have a friend do it.  :-(

Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: clug-talk-bounces at clug.ca [mailto:clug-talk-bounces at clug.ca] On Behalf 
Of Kin Wong
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 11:56 AM
To: CLUG General
Subject: [clug-talk] $200 linux box

Sears is selling a Linux box for $299 with $100 rebate.

Here's the link 
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00373907000P?keyword=linux

-- 
Regards,

Kin W


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