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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Only computer
by spinnekopje on Fri 21st Aug 2009 07:52 UTC
spinnekopje
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2008-11-29

I do everything on my little netbook, an Aspire One with 1Gb of memory as it is my only computer. The keyboard has the best size/layout I've ever had, not in quality though.

Base system is standard ubuntu jaunty with netbook launcher and custom kernel, but I can also boot XP in a virtual machine. That one even works quite fast, only when there is a lot of disk activity it becomes slow (or when I use the swap).

The only disadvantage for me is that I can't put the screen on a ergonomic height, so I get an headache when working too long on it.

I also have to admit that my next laptop will most probably be a macbook pro 13".

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