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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Mobile and Embedded Development
by unwiredben on Thu 20th Aug 2009 13:51 UTC
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I've got an Asus Eee 1000H running WinXP (currently in the repair shop for an out-of-whack motherboard). I've been using it for embedded programming (Arduino, AVR) and some mobile development (Palm Pre). It runs the Pre emulator using VirtualBox fine, although I'd not want to run a more hardcore VM on it.

I've also got a 8.9" screen Dell Mini 9 which has Ubuntu on it. It's mainly used as a guest machine and as a portable server. I taught a class on embedded device access to Twitter using it running an instance of identi.ca.

Edited 2009-08-20 13:52 UTC

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