Readers ask: Which netbook?
Ultra portable netbooks have proved to be the surprise hit of 2008. But with just about every major manufacturer launching a netbook into the market over the past year choosing the right one can be a challenge. Tectonic reader Jaco asks which Linux netbook would be the best buy for his mother. “I don’t want her to have too many cables and to have to muck about with modems and drivers and such. Simplicity’s the key here, as I don’t want her to dump it in favour of a better-supported Windows machine.” Because Jaco is working outside of South Africa (where his parents live) he also needs to find a company which will support the Linux-based netbook for his parents when he’s not around. What do you suggest? Leave your suggestions in the comments below and help a fellow reader out.