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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General Media Machine
by pruneau on Thu 20th Aug 2009 14:01 UTC
pruneau
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2007-08-22

Exec. summary: like a normal, but lighter notebook.
I have XP/Ubuntu 9.04 installed on my aspire one 150.
My three main usage are: morning news and email and electronic book reader at home, and audio station at work.
For web browsing and e-mail, firefox is the candidates in whatever OS happens to be booted at the time (sleep/hibernation are working like a charm in both OS).
For reading, I use whatever software that matches the media at hand (.txt, pdf, comic, etc.) in the OS at hand, for listening to music, I use winamp on XP.
Other less frequent, but regular use are:
- taking notes and various proceedings in school board meeting and suchlike (OpenOffice/MsOffice).
- portable recording stations for choir rehearsals (audacity)
- digital photo frame
Notable exception: no game and HD video, for which the diminutive beast is not powerfull enough.

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