Best Linux Laptop

Robert Fleming rob at
Tue Jan 8 14:22:11 MST 2013

I've wiped that era from my memory. 

The Bertmeister

On Jan 8, 2013, at 9:07 AM, Jeff Jibson <jeff.jibson at> wrote:

> Acer owns them now.  I think they only use that name in Europe.
> Before moving back to Utah, 22 years ago, I worked at a computer store that
> was an authorized service center for Packard Bell.  They refused to pay for
> most of it so we dropped them.  I am guessing they did that to many others.
> On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Joseph Hall <perlhoser at> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 12:12 PM, Steve Alligood <steve at>
>> wrote:
>>> back in the day, Sears sold these and Compaq computers, with a 4%
>> commission on the Compaq and a 12% commission on the Packard Bell.  Of
>> course, Compaq had a 5% return rate, while Packard Bell had a 25% return
>> rate.
>>> There were good reasons why they left the US market in 2000.
>> There are definitely good reasons why PB left the market, and I for
>> one don't miss them. But I have heard numerous reports that the few
>> notebooks that they released were generally really solid.
>> Unfortunately, they weren't really in the notebook market. Let's all
>> just be glad they never entered the server market.
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>> be challenged, to be learning." -- Ferran Adria (speaking at Harvard,
>> 2011)
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