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[–] Snuff_Dogg 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Don't tell me what to do. Upgoated.

On topic: Asus is making Eees again, they come with Windows now, but you'd be able to install Linux on that without problems. Chromebooks are technically Linux too, and the smallest one has a 11,6 inch screen, but your feelings toward them depend on how you feel about Google. DDG gives me this site, which could be helpful for you. If I were you though, I'd just buy a tiny laptop with no OS or with Windows installed and install Linux on that, no need to have it pre-installed.

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[–] aoeu 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I suppose the EEE doesn't have a removable SSD/HDD, or RAM.

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[–] Possibly_a_Carrot [S] 2 points 1 point (+3|-2) ago 

Google is worse than M$, imho. Thanks so much for that DDG link. I wasn't finding that through my own searches, somehow.

The main reason I'm wanting it preinstalled is for driver issues. I'm not good at handling driver issues on linux, and am typically pretty distrusting of code I just find online. I really think your links will help though.

Knowing, though, that EEE's don't come with a cd-rom drive, how would I go about installing linux to one? Create a bootable USB with my chosen distro?

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[–] ThisIsntMe123 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I have an acer EEE, and a Chromebook. I'd do the Chromebook, as you can run Linux on it. If say the Chromebook is better than a M$ machine really. The Chromebook I have had open source BIOS. Can't beat that really. Cost $129, and runs KDE just fine.

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[–] Snuff_Dogg 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Bootable USBs are the way to go, you won't need more than 2 GB for a Linux image (Mint is 1,5 GB, Arch is 658 MB, I'd expect most other distros to be around Mint's size). You'll find a ton of resources online to help you make a bootable USB. I know the pain of driver issues, too...

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[–] FuckReddit- 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I have a asus eee that i was thinking about selling in a garage sale. Its a 2012 model if I remember correctly. I can check tomorrow. Ill just give it to you. I already have linux installed on it.

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[–] Possibly_a_Carrot [S] 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

That's incredibly kind of you! I couldn't accept such, though. I have a strict policy of not accepting gifts from the internet....it has ended badly before :-/

Again, though, thank you so much for the offer! You're a grand credit to the user-base here on Voat!

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[–] FuckReddit- 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah no problem man, hope you find what you're looking for.

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[–] Possibly_a_Carrot [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It has to have its own monitor, ssd/hhd, and kb+mouse. Laptop would be best. I'm willing to spend up to $400 on it.

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[–] JohnQCitizen ago 

PI+HDMI monitor+external ssd/hd, and kb+mouse would run you about 200, if you spent 50 on the kit, 50 on the monitor, 30 on the kb+mouse and 70 on the hd. The kani kit comes with a 8 gb ssd card.

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[–] Frenchgeek 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

There's the Pi-top too ; but at that price, buying a cheap c200 chromebook and hacking it to run linux is much cheaper...

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[–] on_the_nightshift 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I saw in one of your comments that you're looking at something <$400. My suggestion would be to buy a $400 black friday/cyber monday laptop and just do a fresh Linux install. Mint, or really any of the mature easy distros. I haven't had any issues on my laptops with the last few Mint versions including video cards, wifi, or bluetooth.

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[–] Possibly_a_Carrot [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

My needs for a linux machine are not large. I don't approve of M$'s BS "updates" to W7, but It isn't enough for me to want to abandon the OS entirely (because most of what I do is simple browsing and gaming. No real need for privacy there)....but there are times that I would prefer there be no prying eyes. Online purchasing, porn browsing, bitcoin storage, and file-sharing as just a few examples.

Dual booting seems rather cumbersome, given my moderate needs. So, I would like a separate machine (as small as possible) that could handle these moderate needs.

The cheaper the better!

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[–] Kaizervonmaanen ago 

(because most of what I do is simple browsing and gaming. No real need for privacy there)

Until Microsoft get hacked and future employers see how much time you spend on gaming and your porn habits when the information, is leaked maybe you looked at Documentaries about serial killers at some point and it's enough to make anyone googling you a bit queezy. Maybe some criminals will blackmail you by publishing private correspondence that you have and destroy the trust of your friends and so on. "i was hacked" just sounds like a bad excuse when you embarrass your friends by exposing their secrets, even if it is true. Everyone needs privacy, what is cumbersome with dual booting? Pressing two extra buttons at startup is that really such a hurdle?

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[–] Possibly_a_Carrot [S] ago 

no....having to restart every time I want to change what I'm doing is the hurdle...and maybe, just maybe all those other things you listed are the reason I'm asking for a linux laptop machine. Besides, what's to keep further bullshit from M$ from spying on whatever linux OS is installed on a dual-boot machine as well? It could simply run a scan for a linux partition the next time you boot it, then insert its spyware bullshit into your linux as well.

No. I want a separate machine for it, which will devolve this one into purely a gaming machine.

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

What kind of performance are you looking for? Does it need to be a laptop or are you considering SBCs?

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[–] Massmoment 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I think it's pretty clear the OP wants a laptop.

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[–] Possibly_a_Carrot [S] ago 

Valid suggestion, but unfortunately this would be more problematic even than dual booting for me. I'd much prefer a laptop style device.

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