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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My IdeaPad S10e
by JAlexoid on Thu 20th Aug 2009 20:38 UTC
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Wiped my Windows XP off and use Ubuntu 9.04.

Several points for effective use:
- Taking notes in the meetings, the thing is least obstructive (If only there were shorthand devices available... In form of PSP)
- Giving presentations
- Reading, revising and editing documents, except for graphics and diagrams
- Taking down personal notes
- Watching Youtube engEdu video channel and Google tech talks, while on the cycle in the gym
- Server monitoring and administration
- Light development in scripting languages
- As a Wolfenstein:ET server at the office LAN parties ;) Does a really good job!
- Serving hosted application demos at the client side
- Power saving device for torrent downloads

My main machine is a ThinkPad T60, so the IdeaPad S10e is perfect for me. It's keyboard is just a scaled down version of my main machines, so it was easy to adapt.

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