I trust ASUS hardware. It's what I built my desktop on, essentially. But I don't want to pay an extra $25-50 (a lot when your price range is $3-400) for an OS that I never intend on using. Not when all I'm going to do is messengers, surfing (email, social networks, youtube), and light office work (small spreadsheets, word documents).
I hear Dell is putting linux (ubuntu, even) on some of the netbooks. However... Dell is notorious for a serious amount of suck. Along with HP, Gateway and several of the other big OEMs. I know I will *never* buy Acer portable technology after seeing what happened to my friend's laptop. That was a nightmare in and of itself.
So... What does a person do when they want a linux netbook that ( a ) comes with linux, ( b ) comes with a supported linux, and ( c ) comes with quality hardware? Am I stuck buying a Eee and installing Ubuntu NBR on it? Or are there other alternatives that I just haven't been enlightened to?
Edited by DnDer, 17 June 2009 - 10:53 AM.