Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Aug 2009 12:25 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems The big thing in notebooks right now are netbooks. They're cheap, more than powerful enough for day-to-day tasks, and small enough to actually carry around without anyone even noticing you're carrying one (not a bad thing in some parts of the world). However, they also receive a lot of criticism, such as cramped keyboards and displays that are too small. So, at Kaiwai's suggestion, here's a question for you all: how do you use your netbook?
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Great little machine
by foldingstock on Thu 20th Aug 2009 13:05 UTC
foldingstock
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2008-10-30

I have FreeBSD running on my EEE 701 8GB ssd that I run as the primary OS for simple tasks such as taking notes in class and web surfing. It is much lighter than my 15" laptop and fits in much smaller bags, so it is ideal for class use. It is a great little machine.

Everything on the 701 is supported under FreeBSD except the webcam, but the model I have did not come with a webcam. The wireless and wired lan cards work, but the wireless card required a kernel recompile before it would work.

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