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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by Theodric on Thu 20th Aug 2009 14:07 UTC
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Funny question. I actually bought a netbook to find out what I would use it for, since I had no particular idea in mind.

I use it for toilet computing, bed computing, getting online when out and about (it's much lighter than my Dell D630 or 13" Alu MacBook). The battery also lasts for ages, and two of them let me watch movies/South Park/Family Guy for the entire flight from Amsterdam to Washington Dulles.

As for platform, I had OSX on my mini 9, but I'm fast approaching being completely sick of the maintenance involved with hackintoshing-- so after the 10.5.7 upgrade rendered it unbootable, I loaded it up with Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs (basically a stripped-down XP). It boots in around 25 seconds and runs pretty much everything lighting-fast!

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