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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eeepc 701
by morgothan on Fri 21st Aug 2009 08:41 UTC
morgothan
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2005-07-01

I have an eeepc 701 with the 8Gb SSD, and 1Gb of Ram.

I run Backtrack3 on it. I have not got around to putting 4 on it yet, but that is a time issue.

I tend to use it for doing simple exploit development and research. I like it because its easy to bring with me to work, or to futz around the house with. That being said most of the work I do on it, I do with out X running. I find that with the limited screen resources any window manager takes up to much space. Even things like ion3.

I used to run ubuntu netbook remixed on it, but found it to be too bloated for the limited storage space on the device.

Edited 2009-08-21 08:47 UTC

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