Re: Recommendations for Linux-based mini-netbook or mini-notebook
- From: ray <ray@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 1 Jul 2010 14:57:43 GMT
On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 06:39:57 -0700, Ramu wrote:
I am looking for a mini notebook (preferably) or mini netbook. I amnotebook-wifi-windows-2gb-hd.aspx?gclid=CJHO0JGGkqICFQP7agodcRK7bg
*not* looking for a smartphone.
Here is the netbook that I have been looking at:
But unfortunately it runs Windows. I prefer a portable Linux mini
notebook (or mini netbook). It could be any version of Linux (such as
Got an Asus eeepc for the wife for Christmas a year and a half ago. It
came with a brain damaged version of Xandros, so I installed Debian (net
install from flash drive). Everything worked properly - on booting the
net install, wireless was up - that's how the install was done. This
particular version, I got from bestbuy online - came with 4gb SSD. I've
added an SD card for user data. After install and cleanup, there was
1.5gb free on the SSD.
I'd like to understand the following:
a) Can I connect an external hard drive with a USB connection to the
I can - this one has three USB ports.
b) Does Skype install successfully and perform well for voice-only chats
(video, nice to have but not mandatory)?
c) How many USB ports are
available? The reason I ask is that I am more productive with an
external mouse. Also one USB port will be consumed by an Internet
connection if I choose to subscribe to an "on- the-go" Internet
connection (4G) from Sprint. So I see that I will need 3 USB ports ---
external mouse, Internet connection, external hard drive.
This particular one has three USB ports and an SD slot.
Clarification: While I will take advantage of a WiFi hotspot, I am often
in the car, so I will need to carry an Internet connection on the go
(such as the one from Sprint).
If I choose to install additional memory to increase performance, how
high can I go?
Netbooks are low power devices, you're not going to get great performance
no matter how much memory you add. We've found 1gb to be quite adequate.
Thanks for any feedback or pointers.
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