[Hidden-tech] linux PCs

Jonathan Dill jfdill at jfdill.com
Fri Feb 4 15:10:56 EST 2005

Hi folks,

Thanks to everyone for all of your suggestions.  I was hoping somebody 
knew of some Linux vendor I didn't know about, but I guess I haven't 
missed anything.  I should have mentioned that I live in Maryland, so 
some of the options didn't work for me.

In the end, I bought a Compaq Pressario SR1303WM-B at Walmart for $494 
before tax.  I put up more details about it on my blog at 
http://www.jfdill.com/index.php?p=7 if you are interested.

The MacMini was an interesting option, but is on back order here in MD 
at least.  I liked the "back to basics" suggestion of getting an Intel 
motherboard, and I used the basic specs for a $500 HP Pavillion from 
Walmart to kind of "restrain" myself, but however I tweaked the 
configuration I was coming out over $700 by the time I added the 
monitor.  I will probably revisit the Intel approach next year, but 
buying a laptop is going to be the next priority--probably 
LinuxCertified or Sager.



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