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    Default HP 2133 Netbook w/openSUSE on sale for $299

    Amazon has the baseline HP 2133 on sale for $299, down from $499. Right away that solves one of the HP's main problems: its high price. Best of all, this is a new unit, not a refurb, and you don't have to deal with any rebates.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00170KD0Y?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=cnet-pc-20&linkCode=asn

    I want! I want!

    Christmas may be very interesting this year!
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    Default Re: HP 2133 Netbook w/openSUSE on sale for $299

    On Tue, 2008-10-28 at 15:06 +0000, dragonbite wrote:
    > Amazon has the baseline HP 2133 on sale for $299, down from $499. Right
    > away that solves one of the HP's main problems: its high price. Best of
    > all, this is a new unit, not a refurb, and you don't have to deal with
    > any rebates.
    >
    > 'http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00170KD0Y?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=cnet-pc-20&linkCode=asn'
    > (http://tinyurl.com/55rwg8)
    >
    > I want! I want!


    The reason is that the new models are coming out. There will be a new
    "cheap" (in more ways than one) model coming out and an upgrade to the
    solid 2133... both presumably with the 4x faster Via Nano processor....
    but we'll see...

    The 2133 with the older Via proc is a tad too slow. Ok for just a
    netbook, but not good for multimedia or use a thin client desktop
    replacement (IMHO).

    I'm working with HP to get me one of the new ones....




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    Default Re: HP 2133 Netbook w/openSUSE on sale for $299

    I didn't notice the first time that it is only 1.0 GHz! Most Netbooks now are running 1.4 or 1.6 with the Atom chip so this is really not good.

    Is HP the only one offering a SUSE-based Netbook?
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    Default Re: HP 2133 Netbook w/openSUSE on sale for $299

    I want a notebook with no operating system I can add my own
    and maybe not even a hard drive I can swap out the one I put in my toshiba
    160 gigs any ideas

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    Default Re: HP 2133 Netbook w/openSUSE on sale for $299

    My laptop has 2 hard drives and cases so it's easy to swap one out for the other. I've also been fooling around with a LiveUSB Linux.

    Too bad the LiveUSB Linux can't run under a VM.
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    Default Re: HP 2133 Netbook w/openSUSE on sale for $299

    On Wed, 2008-10-29 at 13:56 +0000, dragonbite wrote:
    > I didn't notice the first time that it is only 1.0 GHz! Most
    > Netbooks now are running 1.4 or 1.6 with the Atom chip so this is really
    > not good.
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    > Is HP the only one offering a SUSE-based Netbook?


    Probably... the new HP one I think has an Ubuntu option, not
    SUSE.. the 1000 is designed for the consumer/hobbiest whereas
    the 2133 was targeted more towards business.

    Couple of things... there appears to be an update for the aluminum
    2133 coming up as late as early 2009. At the same time there will
    be some kind of video improvement for the 1000.

    Many are hoping for a Nano based 2133... we'll see...

    Even at 1.6, the Atom is a dog.... really wanting a Nano.



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    Default Re: HP 2133 Netbook w/openSUSE on sale for $299

    I thought I'd posted this earlier but apparently not. Anyway, the new HP Netbook was released today. The Linux version will be available in January.

    I love the quote from the CNET article:

    The HP MediaStyle interface is available on the Mini1000 MIE version, which comes with Linux rather than Windows XP like the other two models. MediaStyle sits on top of Linux and is a dashboard that takes users to music, IM, photos, videos, and the Web with one touchpad click, which HP says will shield users from ever having to interact with the open-source OS.
    "It's important we made sure that Linux does not manifest itself to the user," said Carlos Montalvo, vice president of marketing for the Personal Systems Group at HP.
    Suse in the form of SLED is available on the Lenovo S10e and maybe other machines.

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    Reading today on these, the new HP notebooks do not come with any of the main distro's, but come with a linux platform that HP has built specifically for this computer

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    Default Re: HP 2133 Netbook w/openSUSE on sale for $299

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    Default Re: HP 2133 Netbook w/openSUSE on sale for $299

    Quote Originally Posted by saahne View Post
    Suse in the form of SLED is available on the Lenovo S10e and maybe other machines.
    Lenovo S10e with SLED will be available in November.

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