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    REALLY cheap portable computer


    Can anyone recommend a seriously cheap portable computer that runs Linux? That is, <120....
    For the architecture, I don't really care, as long as it runs Linux. (ie doesn't necessarily have to be x86)

    The only requirement is Wifi and a screen (preferably 7" or above, with a touchscreen if there is one)

    Sounds like a tall order, but I think it can be done.

    Anyone heard of anything suitable?

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    Netbook maybe.
    The original Asus EEEpc 700 runs on Xandros, has Wifi built in.
    512 MB Ram and 4 GB SSD. Needs an external CD-drive however in case you want to install something different.
    Prices are very low since they introduced the newer models.
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    This is Linux compatible. You have to install it. Touchscreen Hardware. Cheap as Hell. Indestructable. Wireless = $10 PCMCIA Cardbus. I own 2 of these beasts.
    X/K/Ubuntu, Zenwalk,Puppy,AntiX, you name it, if it will run on 256 mb of ram, it'll run it and can be bumped up to 512 mb ram. Also know a couple guys , one in England and one in Oz that run em and are happy with them.

    I like em. Amrel, Computers Networking, Business Industrial items on eBay.com
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    Eek. No Eee PC has gone under that pice...

    Plus I'm not sure I trust ebay / can afford shipping and a psu while still having value.
    Are there any new, or newer versions from the UK?

    Cheers
    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    This is Linux compatible. You have to install it. Touchscreen Hardware. Cheap as Hell. Indestructable. Wireless = $10 PCMCIA Cardbus. I own 2 of these beasts.
    X/K/Ubuntu, Zenwalk,Puppy,AntiX, you name it, if it will run on 256 mb of ram, it'll run it and can be bumped up to 512 mb ram. Also know a couple guys , one in England and one in Oz that run em and are happy with them.

    I like em. Amrel, Computers Networking, Business Industrial items on eBay.com
    Man they are badass! I am really tempted to get one, even though I can't think of a single reason for having one. If it was even possible to swap the board out as you would with a desktop I'd buy it for the enclosure alone!

    I see in some of the shots they're running Knoppix with KDE too

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    I don't know about motherboards , but I do know you can use this cable connector to make any used power adapter with the right voltage work with these beasts.36-inch Output Cable, Special Deutsch MMP16C connector
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