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Netbook recommendation

Hello,

My kid is spending 1 month abroad and I would like him to have a netbook to
communicate with us via Skype and email.
It will also be used to backup pictures from his digital camera. It's been a
while since I looked at netbooks...
Any recommendation/suggestion?

Thank you.

Eric


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Re: Netbook recommendation

On Mon, 28 Jun 2010 16:44:40 GMT
"Eric" <eric@mail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> My kid is spending 1 month abroad and I would like him to have a
> netbook to communicate with us via Skype and email.
> It will also be used to backup pictures from his digital camera. It's
> been a while since I looked at netbooks...
> Any recommendation/suggestion?
>
> Thank you.
>
> Eric
>
>

Hi
This system rocks along. I think Dell are offering some good deals at
the moment on their netbooks. I like the ASUS because it had bluetooth
which was one of my requirements when looking at them. This only has a
N280 32bit cpu, but I think the later ones are running 64bit capable
cpu's.

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ASUS eeePC 1000HE ATOM N280 1.66GHz | GPU Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME

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Re: Netbook recommendation

I have 2 HPs and 1 Dell, only paid for 2 of them. I like the Dell's power
button better, but my HPs came with the bigger batteries which I like
better. Otherwise, they're very comparable. Just make sure to get the
64-bit version of Windows (if that's the OS you're using) as it makes a big
difference on these little guys.

>>> Eric<eric@mail.com> 6/28/2010 12:44 PM >>>

Hello,

My kid is spending 1 month abroad and I would like him to have a netbook to

communicate with us via Skype and email.
It will also be used to backup pictures from his digital camera. It's been
a
while since I looked at netbooks...
Any recommendation/suggestion?

Thank you.

Eric




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Re: Netbook recommendation

On 6/28/10 11:44 AM, Eric wrote:
> Hello,
>
> My kid is spending 1 month abroad and I would like him to have a netbook to
> communicate with us via Skype and email.
> It will also be used to backup pictures from his digital camera. It's been a
> while since I looked at netbooks...
> Any recommendation/suggestion?
>
> Thank you.
>
> Eric
>
>


I like HP myself. My niece has one and really likes it.
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Re: Netbook recommendation

On Mon, 2010-06-28 at 18:29 +0000, Mary Matthews wrote:
> I have 2 HPs and 1 Dell, only paid for 2 of them. I like the Dell's power
> button better, but my HPs came with the bigger batteries which I like
> better. Otherwise, they're very comparable. Just make sure to get the
> 64-bit version of Windows (if that's the OS you're using) as it makes a big
> difference on these little guys.



Most netbooks are 32bit only. Of course, I wouldn't recommend Windows
to anyone...

I've run openSUSE on quite a few netbooks, they all seemed to work well
(mostly Acer and HP ones I've tried).


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Re: Netbook recommendation

One of my HPs has SLED (Novell gave it to me), the other has 64-bit Windows
7 Starter Edition, and the Dell has 32-bit Windows 7 Starter Edition (Dell
gave me that mini)

>>> Chris Cox<cjcox@no-mx.forums.novell.com> 6/28/2010 5:17 PM >>>

On Mon, 2010‑06‑28 at 18:29 +0000, Mary Matthews wrote:
> I have 2 HPs and 1 Dell, only paid for 2 of them. I like the Dell's

power
> button better, but my HPs came with the bigger batteries which I like
> better. Otherwise, they're very comparable. Just make sure to get the
> 64‑bit version of Windows (if that's the OS you're using) as it makes a

big
> difference on these little guys.



Most netbooks are 32bit only. Of course, I wouldn't recommend Windows
to anyone...

I've run openSUSE on quite a few netbooks, they all seemed to work well
(mostly Acer and HP ones I've tried).




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Re: Netbook recommendation

Dell looks good and cheap too...
Thank you

"malcolmlewis" <malcolmlewis@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
news:20100628120555.084f1c6c@mizz-piggy.muppetwifi.homeunix.net...
> On Mon, 28 Jun 2010 16:44:40 GMT
> "Eric" <eric@mail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> My kid is spending 1 month abroad and I would like him to have a
>> netbook to communicate with us via Skype and email.
>> It will also be used to backup pictures from his digital camera. It's
>> been a while since I looked at netbooks...
>> Any recommendation/suggestion?
>>
>> Thank you.
>>
>> Eric
>>
>>

> Hi
> This system rocks along. I think Dell are offering some good deals at
> the moment on their netbooks. I like the ASUS because it had bluetooth
> which was one of my requirements when looking at them. This only has a
> N280 32bit cpu, but I think the later ones are running 64bit capable
> cpu's.
>
> --
> Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
> SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (i586) Kernel 2.6.32.12-0.7-pae
> up 1:26, 3 users, load average: 0.13, 0.04, 0.01
> ASUS eeePC 1000HE ATOM N280 1.66GHz | GPU Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME
>



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Re: Netbook recommendation

Mary, thank you for your input.

Eric


"Mary Matthews" <mlm23NO@SPAMcalvin.edu> wrote in message
news:4C28B1E7.9ED1.00FC.1@SPAMcalvin.edu...
>I have 2 HPs and 1 Dell, only paid for 2 of them. I like the Dell's power
> button better, but my HPs came with the bigger batteries which I like
> better. Otherwise, they're very comparable. Just make sure to get the
> 64-bit version of Windows (if that's the OS you're using) as it makes a
> big
> difference on these little guys.
>
>>>> Eric<eric@mail.com> 6/28/2010 12:44 PM >>>

> Hello,
>
> My kid is spending 1 month abroad and I would like him to have a netbook
> to
>
> communicate with us via Skype and email.
> It will also be used to backup pictures from his digital camera. It's been
> a
> while since I looked at netbooks...
> Any recommendation/suggestion?
>
> Thank you.
>
> Eric
>
>
>
>



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