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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I use it as my primary, and only, machine
by RRockMan on Thu 20th Aug 2009 13:36 UTC
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2008-11-30

And I use computers since I was 7, I'm now 22, so when I say primary and only machine, I mean I really do EVERYTHING. Of course, no HD video or 3d graphics, but I don't need any of the two. And of course I'm a "memory savvy" user, something I think is the kew to use netbooks comfortably.

I do not find any issue with the keyboard (I have particularly slim fingers though, so can't really blame everyone who has issues) or the size of the screen. 1024x600 on a 8,9" is just fine.

Oh, the netbook is an Acer Aspire One L110 (8 Gb SD) and I use Xubuntu, with the proper customizations. The system boots in something like 15 seconds, from power-on to usable desktop.
Only real complain? The SLUGGISHNESS of the internal SD. My next netbook must have a faster SSD drive.

Cheers!

Edited 2009-08-20 13:40 UTC

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