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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Acer Aspire One AO150
by KLU9 on Tue 25th Aug 2009 23:41 UTC
KLU9
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2006-12-06

My netbook's my sole computer at the moment: my mother desperately needed a working PC for her job so I lent her my 15" Compaq.

Acer Aspire One AO150, 8.9", 1gb ram, 160gb hdd.

OS: Using the supplied Windows XP, but just partitioned to prepare for MicroXP and a *nix.

At home: connected to 22" 1680x1050 monitor.
Web browsing with Opera & Firefox.
Online teaching with proprietary Windows software (similar functions to DimDim)
Authoring e-learning activities in Articulate Quizmaker (and Udutu).
Office/admin stuff with OpenOffice.org.
Listening to music with Foobar2000.

Out of home:
Tech support & wizardry for my girlfriend and her colleagues ;)
Classroom: student info & admin in OOo, slides in OOo.

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