Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 25th Dec 2009 14:15 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes At the end of the year, mainly to shamelessly fill slow news around the holidays, OSNews usually asks the readers to share with all the other readers something about their computer setup. Since OSNews can be quite diverse when it comes to computing environments, these threads can often be quite interesting. This year, please chime in with the setup you use to read OSNews - computer, OS, software and maybe even provide screenshots or photos of your proud workspace. Has it changed a lot this year? Maybe switched browser, maybe switched OS even? Let everybody know!
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Now using a netbook
by jibadeeha on Fri 25th Dec 2009 19:49 UTC
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This year I switched over from my old Gateway laptop (1.4Ghz celeron/1GB ram/60GB storage) to an Asus EEE PC 901 as my main computer. I have upgraded the memory from 1GB to 2GB, and increased the 16GB SSD to 32GB which is enough for all my docs, music, etc.

I also bought an external DVD drive for the netbook, so when you add up the costs it probably equates to the price of a cheap laptop - but that isn't a problem for me as I wanted something small and easy to travel with.

I have been running Ubuntu on this netbook for the last 12 months, and currently using version 9.10. In terms of software, using OpenOffice, Evolution Xchat, Pidgin, Gimp, gThumb, Sound Juicer, Sound Converter, and Rhythembox.

I have also been using Firefox as my main browser for the most part of the year, but have recently switched to Chrome as it just seems much quicker on this netbook (e.g. page scrolling, rendering, etc).

One of the biggest changes this year for me was moving from KDE to Gnome, as I needed something that was stable and workable ... if you mod me down, I will become more powerful than you can ever imagine ;)

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