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Unboxing the System76.com Starling Netbook with Ubuntu GNU/Linux Preloaded

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Being the adventurous type, I've finally made it out to system76.com and purchased a Starling Netbook preloaded with Ubuntu GNU/Linux as a gift for a friend.

When all was said and done, the price for this little computer was about $394 (shipped). This may be about 50 bucks more than some other netbooks, but I've heard very good things about system76.com, and I know that System76 supports GNU/Linux by offering a wide selection of computers with the Ubuntu GNU/Linux operating system sold preinstalled.

This sweet Starling Netbook came preloaded with Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix. Upon receipt however, I quickly upgraded this system to the newer Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Netbook Remix GNU/Linux.

I have to tell you that after using this little bundle of joy for a few days, I'm starting to have second thoughts about giving it up to our longtime friend who is coming to visit us for Thanksgiving. I hope I can do it!

Something to purchase along with this type of computer is a 2GB (or greater) USB…