Looking for the best price/quality Linux-based netbook

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    So, as some might have already read in the litterbox, my brother destroyed my laptop. It was my only computer [​IMG] I can't fix it, so I just took out the hard drives and now I'm looking for a good Linux-based netbook. I want Linux cos I'm just sick of Windows. It has too many bugs and viruses (no pun intended).

    Any suggestions?
     
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    http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

    Please, please please please please please do yourself a favor and read that first.
    Linux is not a bug and virus-free version of windows like many people would lead you to believe it is.
     
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    I have used Fedora for a long time. I'm no Linux newbie. Most Linux distros > Windows by far.
     
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    Where do you live, what currency are you using, price range, ordering online?
     
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    No online ordering, price should be under 800 but I guess that should do, I obviously live in Belgium.

    Just give me some names of netbooks I can buy in stores.

    Also, if it has a tracking ball (or whatever the small dot in the middle of the keyboard is called) it's great, because I just love those things [​IMG]
     
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    Back on topic I would not be so quick to dismiss the windows ones- depending on vendor it can make little/no difference to price and you can then turn around and stick linux on there as well. I have not paid much attention to them of late but some of the netbook specific remixes/forks/packages spent some time working the windows models in there.
     
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    Why not just dual boost Linxus and Windows so you get the best of both worlds? (Apologies if this is a redundant statement), but considering the Bug/Virus argument, I thought it seemed semi-relevant.

    -/2aven
     
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    Dual boot is good, but I just want the netbook to have a Linux distro already installed. If possible, I might even go ahead and triple boot with MacOS. Thanks for the suggestions anyway guys, I appreciate it.
     

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