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Choosing the Right Linux Netbook + Why You Should Avoid Windows 7

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Instead of bashing Microsoft for deliberately spreading several great lies about Linux, I'm going to write something useful that I hope will benefit those who are planning to buy a netbook. I will be giving simple tips on what brand to choose, the right hardware, the operating system to use, and other important factors that should be considered before making a purchase. I will also be explaining why you should stay away from Windows 7 when buying a netbook.

So let's get down to business.

Hardware:

Since almost all the latest and popular netbooks have basically the same hardware specifications, I will focus on the more important stuff:

Size - I recommend that you choose a netbook with a 10-inch screen size because the display is less straining on the eyes. I also find the keyboard on most 10" netbooks to be a lot more finger-friendly compared to the smaller ones.

RAM/Memory -

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