Ask Slashdot: What’s The Best Cheap Linux-Friendly Netbook?

Seems like a good time to revisit this question — assuming anyone’s still using a netbook. Long-time Slashdot reader Qbertino writes:I’m looking for a cheap lightweight netbook that is Linux-friendly, i.e. lets me install Linux without any shoddy modern BIOS getting in my way… The Lenovo 100S-11 looks really neat, but I just read about installation problems… Are there any alternatives?

And if there aren’t, what experience do you guys have running Linux on a Chromebook using Crouton — the Linux-parallel-to-Chrome-OS hack? Is it a feasible alternative to dumping ChromeOS and installing a 100% lightweight Linux?

His budget is around $200, and he ends his submission with “Many thanks from a fellow Slashdotter.” So leave your suggestions in the comments. What’s the best cheap Linux-friendly netbook?

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