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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Pretty much anything
by nuvolari on Thu 20th Aug 2009 13:10 UTC
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Previously running Ubuntu 8.10 on my Acer Aspire One 150 (the Windows version) I used it as a replacement for my day to-day tasks running Apache, mysql and the development tools needed.

It even got better after I installed Ubuntu 9.04 with its decreased boot time and slick interface (GNOME). Lately I replaced GNOME with Openbox and it serves me well.

Running Eclipse Galileo, Jajuk,, Firefox 3.5, Thunderbird 3 beta 3, XMind (through Eclipse though since there is some trouble to get the standalone version working), and in the near future I will attempt to run Tomcat as well.

With ease can I replace my desktop if I can learn the patience for some of the tasks that might chow at the CPU.
Since I'm not that big a gamer, I can start to live without Counterstrike and other games. It's meant for productivity, not entertainment although I can watch movies using MPlayer.

Edited 2009-08-20 13:18 UTC

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