Update: I discovered some nice Linux netbooks last year while writing this article, Black Friday 2010 is all about Linux-based tablets and that’s what I’m shopping for. Check out my latest post Black Friday 2010 Tablet Deals. I’ve listed my favorite tablets launching on or close to Black Friday along with their specs and price tag.
Every year in the US, the Friday after Thanksgiving shoppers get up early and squeeze into stores everywhere to save a few bucks on holiday purchases. While saving money on new Linux Netbooks appeals to most Linux geeks, crowds of people and checkout lines often do not. Here’s two options for the geek who wants to get in and get out while still getting a great deal on a new Linux Netbook or laptop.
First of all, if you don’t need to buy a laptop or Netbook with Linux pre-installed you can find a large selection of Black Friday Netbook specials over at ZDNet. Many of these make excellent candidates for installing lightweight distros like Xubuntu, Puppy, and Vector after you purchase them. My personal favorite is the Acer Aspire One Netbook with a 10’1″ screen, 1GB RAM, and a 160GB hard drive for $149 in Office Max stores the morning of November 27th.
If you’re looking to find a discounted Netbook with Linux installed your best bet may be the Dell Vostro A90 Netbook which has been released as the “The Ideal Mobile Business Internet Companion” providing an excellent solution for lightweight computing on the go. Best of all this Dell Netbook comes pre-installed with Ubuntu 8.04.
If it’s Linux training you’re after, we will have site wide discounts on various types of Linux desktop and server training materials will be available at BeginLinux.com throughout the week of November 22nd, 2010. (Black Friday) Linux training specials and discount codes will be launched from the @beginlinux Twitter account.
Anyone else find any hot Linux Netbook deals being rolled out? Please comment.