Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Sep 2008 23:20 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems As some of you may have noticed, I'm slightly obsessed with my Aspire One netbook, and actually, with netbooks in general. They are great little devices, more powerful than you'd give them credit for upon first encounter. And, but that might just be me, netbooks are what laptops should have been from day one: truly portable. El Reg has put together a buyer's guide for today's netbooks, and while the guide is generally spot-on with its assessments, it does present some odd choices here and there. Read on for some of my own thoughts grown out of experience.
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by Nalle on Mon 15th Sep 2008 06:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: atom platform drinks power"
Nalle
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While I do agree, that most things you might need a netbook for is well handled by the original Xandros, I felt that it was a bit limited. There wasn't much one could install, really.

I have a eee 900, that I use as my only PC. Did it just to see if I could and continue doing it because I actually can. I am not a gamer.

I lacked some programs I need and I wanted PHP-cli, MySQL and Stellarium on the machine.

Other than those limitations, the original Xandros is OK, I guess. My two daughters have their own eees and they simply love the Xandros. They do not want me to change to Ubuntu for them.

I however, ended up with Ubuntu-eee (http://ubuntu-eee.com/index.php5?title=Main_Page). It's a good OS and I can install all the programs I want.

Nalle Berg
./nalle.

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