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 XCoder on Fri 21st Aug 2009 06:28 UTC
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I use it to read netbooks, browse internet, learning, writing small documents, etc.

I use windows 7, openoffice.org, foxit reader, heroes of might and magic III, visual studio 2010 beta (to learning WPF, and similar new technolgies).

I tired the following os-es:
Xandros (pre-installed). Fast, but unuseable.
XP. The boot process is very slow, the os is usuable.
Ubuntu easy-peasy. The speed is same as the XP, but there are problems with video card. Only 800x600 resolution available.
OpenSuse 11. Good. All devices seems useable. Not too slow.
Win7. The speed is similar to opensuse. But I can run windows applications (especially visual studio) without any problem.

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