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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AcerAspireOne ZG5
by CNETworks on Sun 23rd Aug 2009 22:09 UTC
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I mostly use mine as others have already described, writing on the move, picture store, the occasional video to watch and little gaming.
Its a great way to show others what you've been upto and light enough to be bounded around the room while others contribute.
I also use mine as a 'show and tell' box - teaching others about F/OSS and Linux and showing off just a little with the boot time (running Moblin currently) ;)
Its particularly good at work.
The only problem I find with this netbook in particular is that they attached the 2 internal cardreaders directly to the pci bus and I'm not sure whether that's partly to blame for corrupting my sdhc card when I suspend. Mostly though, its quick enough to just power down and up again whenever I need it.

Also, the SSD can be a pain sometimes, slowing operations that would otherwise be nippy. I mostly just link the offending directories to /dev/shm which speeds things up nicely.
With bookmarking on the web and not needing history, firefox and chromiums need to keep config becomes moot.
I mostly link thumbnail and cache directories.
~/.bkl-thumnails - find that kills middle column of myzone - meh.
and a few others..

Edited 2009-08-23 22:17 UTC

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