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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Eee PC 900A
by DonnieP on Thu 20th Aug 2009 17:30 UTC
DonnieP
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2009-08-20

I have an Eee PC 900A that I use both at home and at work. In addition I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop at home and a corporate XP desktop at work. Basically the 900A has all but replaced my laptop at home - primarily Firefox for Gmail and Google Reader. At work I run MoinMoin on the 900A using Moin's standalone server and take notes of meetings, takeaways, etc. - a personal wiki. I also run OpenOffice primarily for opening documents from email.

I've tried several different distros but have settled on Ubuntu Netbook Remix for the moment. The keyboard took a while to get used to, but I did get used to it. And for serious keyboarding I always go to an editor in terminal so that the touchpad is not an issue, yet I can still use it to go check email.

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