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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My Eee is my main computer
by aitvo on Thu 20th Aug 2009 22:40 UTC
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I have a 1000HE and a 1000HD. I run Ubuntu and Eeebuntu on them, they do everything my faster desktop computers can do, and the HE is my primary machine.

I develop software, browse the internet, chat, watch movies for over 7 hours straight, listen to music, play games (no not crysis), read books, take notes, and everything that anyone would expect to do on their PC.

I rotate the screen and read my books sideways like a real book, and the battery lasts for more than 10 hours no matter what I'm doing so I can use it all day long. Though I've had "portable computers" since the beginning of time (Starting with the Compaq Portable I, unless you count my C64 as portable), it is my first true portable computer.

I highly recommend Eeebuntu (, but I'm biased.

Edited 2009-08-20 22:43 UTC

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