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 Post subject: Looking for cheap x86 netbook to run Adriane Knoppix.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:42 am 

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Good Morning,

As I have mentioned in previous threads here, vision problems have rendered me completely reliant on screen readers to use a computer. This also means that touchscreen devices such as smartphones and tablets are impossible for me to use. The lack of any sort of portable computer is starting to become bothersome.

I use Adriane Knoppix on my Desktop PC and I would like to install it on a portable device. Unfortunately, Knoppix is x86-only so ARM-powered Linux devices like the Raspberry Pi are not an option. I was thinking a cheap, low-end x86 netbook would probably offer the best balance of portability while still having everything I need.

Presently, my top choice is the Acer C7 Chromebook, but I can't tell from the Amazon page if it will allow me to trash the preload Chrome OS and install Adriane or even if it has an Optical Drive to simplify the process.

I don't need much in the way of power(really, any 32- or 64-bit x86 processor and 1GB RAM should do) and I really only need enough storage to install Adriane Knoppix.
For input and output, all I need is a keyboard and earphone jack.
Ethernet is a higher priority than wifi, though both would be nice.
A bootable Optical Drive would be nice, but I guess I could make due with booting from a flash drive for installing Adriane.
A built-in Full-size SDHC card reader would be nice, but not required(my flash drive is a dongle style SDHC card reader).

Any recommendations would be appreciated. Money is tight, so I am willing to skimp on most things for affordability, but I would rather stick to new(though I will considered refurbished options from reliable sources).

Just so you know, I am blind.

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