Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Dell & Ubuntu's mighty Mini 9 Want a great Linux netbook for a great price? Then, give Dell's Ubuntu-powered Mini 9 a try. I like netbooks. They tend to be small, powerful and you can easily get them with Linux. Not all netbooks are created equal, though, and some are clearly better than others. One of the best is the Dell Mini 9.
In the not even two years since Asus changed the laptop world with the first true netbook, the Eee PC 4G, I've used many netbooks, such as the ASUS Eee 1000. My new favorite though is the Dell Inspiron Mini 9.
It starts with the look and heft of the device. Some netbooks feel like their prices: cheap. Not, the Mini 9. It feels solid and well-made.