Cheapest netbook that supports Cisco VPN?
July 14, 2010 6:15 AM Subscribe
What is an inexpensive netbook I can buy (in the UK) that supports the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client?
Here are the Release Notes for the VPN Client
•Windows Vista—32- and 64-bit Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 or Vista Service Pack 1 with KB952876.
•Windows XP SP2 and SP3.
•Windows 2000 SP4.
AnyConnect supports Linux Kernel releases 2.4 and 2.6 on 32-bit architectures, and 64-bit architectures that support biarch (that is, that run 32-bit code).
The following Linux distributions follow the requirements and work with the AnyConnect Client:
•Ubuntu 7 and 8 (32-bit only).
•Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or 4. (As of publication, we have not tested AnyConnect with Red Hat Linux 5.
•Fedora Core 4 through 9. To use Fedora 9 with the AnyConnect client, you must first install Sun Microsystems JRE, preferably JRE 6, Update 5 or higher.
•Slackware 11 or 12.1.
•openSuSE 10 or SuSE 10.1.
Basically most netbooks seem to come with Windows 7 Starter which I am pretty sure is not supported. Can this usually be upgraded? Or, like the Acer Aspire One, they come with XP Home.
I need recommendations for a a netbook (10' screen would be nice) running either Windows or Linux, which I can use to connectwith this VPN client. I dont need much more than Terminal windows and a browser after that.
It'd be nice for this to be an actual netbook/laptop since I do need to do a lot of typing. Any suggestions?