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Pseudoman:
I'm planning to purchase a netbook, set it up with Tinycore and do some light computing: mostly word-processing for school, but more than that would be a plus. Games are fun... All for under $300, $250 being my target price.
Some I have seen:
* Toshiba Mini NB505
* HP Mini 110
* Asus EEEPC  1015PE
Really, I would like to know which is most compatible with GNU/Linux and if it can do some light emulation stuff (DOSBox, Stella, etc.).
Any info would be appreciated, thanks.

tinypoodle:

--- Quote from: Pseudoman on May 31, 2011, 01:53:22 PM ---Really, I would like to know which is most compatible with GNU/Linux

--- End quote ---

Are you aware that TC is not at all GNU/Linux?
(Of course it could more or less become GNU/Linux by adding extensions.)

OldAdamUser2:
I bought my wife the ASUS Eee PC 1001PX-EU27-WT, and we both love it. She mainly uses the native Windows 7, but I set it up to dual boot several Linux operating systems--principally TC 3.5. It runs very nicely.

Here is a link to Amazon's page on this nifty little netbook:

http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&tag=mozilla-20&index=blended&link_code=qs&field-keywords=ASUS%20Eee%20PC%201001PX-EU27-WT&sourceid=Mozilla-search

Pseudoman:

--- Quote from: tinypoodle on May 31, 2011, 03:34:08 PM ---
--- Quote from: Pseudoman on May 31, 2011, 01:53:22 PM ---Really, I would like to know which is most compatible with GNU/Linux

--- End quote ---

Are you aware that TC is not at all GNU/Linux?
(Of course it could more or less become GNU/Linux by adding extensions.)

--- End quote ---

Yeah, I know that it doesn't have all of the GNU tools, I guess that I should have been more specific  ;). What I meant was hardware compatibility with the Linux kernel modules and what not.
Anyhow, I'm considering that Toshiba Mini, any thoughts anybody?

Guy:
You could install Tinycore on a usb drive, and if they don't mind at the shop, boot it from the usb drive, to see if it just boots with no special setup required.

Anything you learn, share here so others can benefit.

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