Is this a good idea? I'm thinking of purchasing one of these cheap ass netbooks and just putting ubuntu on it and using it for basic internet piddle paddling. It comes with Windows 7 Starter addition.
Yeah, I know it's a piece of shit. It's out of stock online but I've seen it around still in-store. I just want something for browsing, email, messaging ect. I won't need lots of storage. I'd imagine that if I just keep it virus free and uncrowded with applications it should last me a good while right? Not abuse the poor thing.
It has no cd/dvd drives. I'm wondering if there's a way to recover the Windows 7 Starter? Does it come with some usb drive to install it or is it all pre-installed? It comes with Office Starter 2010 (only has word and excel, kind of blows.) I need to be able to have access to Office, unfortunately. My sister has a shitty shitty laptop that has Windows Vista on it. It's pretty insecure to do any type of browsing / internet activity on. She might be moving out soon, so I don't know if she'll leave it or not. Shit, she might even take this computer with her, I don't know. She recently built a computer and she's so proud and protective of it she doesn't want to connect the internet to it, she's mainly using it as a lab, (that's IT people for you
All the computers here pretty much are marked as hers, scent markings, ect.
I just want something I can call my own guys.
Found a guide on how to install!
Edit: I should clarify that there's 3 computers here, a 7 y/o DELL that runs ubuntu (which does amazingly well for what it is btw), shitty DELL laptop, and my sister's "lab" computer that she built.