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Old 10-14-2009, 08:42 AM
Location: Atlanta
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Originally Posted by 540_804 View Post
If you're not shy about 'learning/adapting' to Linux, I would actually suggest Linux to Windows XP when it comes to Netbooks.

Linux is more memory efficient than XP. This memory efficiency is probably not a big deal on a full-sized laptop, but on a netbook where every bit of memory matters, it could be a big deal. Plus Linux systems aren't as prone to malware/viruses as windows (for the same reason Apple is less prone). A downside is compatibility issues. Some programs that you may use may not be compatible with Linux. On the other hand, one would assume you would not have that many applications on your netbook anyway.

Here's a pretty good (but long) article about different operating systems for a netbook with their advantages and disadvantages:

Windows 7 vs Linux: What's the Best OS for Your Netbook? - Page 1 | Maximum PC

I don't own a netbook, but I'd agree with this synopsis. I use both Windows (Vista) and Linux on my home PCs. I need Windows for the MS Office Suite and some things are just easier to set up on Windows. Admittedly, I'm not a Linux expert and some things on it can be difficult to learn so that can be a pain, but it also has a lot of advantages over Windows. For a netbook, I would think Linux would be ideal. As mentioned by 540, Linux uses less resources (i.e. runs more efficienty), won't have the virus issues, and runs much smoother. For pure web browsing machine (which is what netbooks tend to be), Linux is just as good as Windows, if not better, IMO. Of course, you will have to learn a few new things to adapt to it, so that's the only real hurdle.
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:17 AM
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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If you decide to go the brick-and-mortar route, I would go to Micro Center in Fairfax. I've bought my last few computers there and they always seems to be cheaper than Best Buy and have much better service.
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:26 PM
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