[UFO Chicago] Linux netbooks recommendation
brian at planetshwoop.com
Sun Jul 26 19:32:11 PDT 2009
This is an important point, so I will take a look at how well my favorite sites come up in a demo.
For me though, at that price point, I think the screen size is much bigger than the other computing device I'd compare it to, my cellphone.
The price of a netbook is close to a decent PDA and at a lower TCO.
From: Greg Neumarke
To: Brian Sobolak
Sent: Jul 26, 2009 18:02
Subject: Re: [UFO Chicago] Linux netbooks recommendation
Brian Sobolak wrote:
> Has anyone tried a Linux netbook they would recommend?
> My primary computer is a work laptop that I am not terribly comfortable
> using for personal projects. Not to mention the massive overheard of
> scanning, anti-virus, logging utilities etc make the start-up and shutdown
> time appallingly bad.
> Having a very lightweight computer for personal projects, particularly one
> that includes the standard Unix toolkit, is appealing.
> It seems that Acer is one of the more popular brands, but every place I've
> looked online (think major retail outlets) highlights in great detail that
> "Big Box store recommends Windows Vista Home Edition"
> Surely there's something better?
It's hard to find a netbook that comes with just Linux anymore. On
Newegg, there is only one listed right now.
I've thought about getting a netbook, but they just don't seem usable to
me unless they have at least a 768 pixel vertical dimension. And very
few so far have anything bigger than an 1024 x 600 screen.
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