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netbooks? you mean that tiny thing my younger brother's got that takes 10 minutes to boot windows XP?
not to mention he got the PC tuneup trojan on it, so its done for now

The average person can make ANY PC slow. They bog the machines down with so much crap that it eventually runs snail slow.

My Acer netbook with an N455 Atom boots Windows 7 Ultimate in no time, with the help of an 80GB SSD. It has not lost any speed because I only put the essentials on it. My desktop PC takes care of everything else.

Same with little sig rig, I do put more stuff on it but it has a lot more power than an Atom.
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post #132 of 231
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The average person can make ANY PC slow. They bog the machines down with so much crap that it eventually runs snail slow.

Agree. Working at a friends shop we got some decent computers in that were dirt slow.
post #133 of 231
I still use my netbook every day ,even though I have a tablet, smartphone and desktop. Of course my netbook is a dm1z which is more of a mini laptop I guess.
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The netbook was doomed for several reasons...WINDOWS, WINDOWS, WINDOWS, preware(AKA that junk installed in almost every OEM Windows image), Imagination and their tight lock on the PowerVR GPUs in many of the Atom's. I still have my N450 powered Asus netbook and that thing is still the trusty back up that it has always been. Once I got free of Windows things were much better. The netbook however rightfully, is going away as the new ULVs from Intel have allowed for much better competition. May they RIP another misunderstood and wrongfully maligned part of tech history.
     
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post #135 of 231
i have an eeepc 1000ha, with 2gb, win8, office13, moded ahci bios with crucial m4 ssd, that thing is great for office, web, 720p movies

good luck trying to edit office docs in a tablet, and enjoy not using x86 apps

i wanted an ultrabook to replace my netbook, those thing are way too expensive and heavier
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post #136 of 231
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The netbook was doomed for several reasons...WINDOWS, WINDOWS, WINDOWS, preware(AKA that junk installed in almost every OEM Windows image), Imagination and their tight lock on the PowerVR GPUs in many of the Atom's. I still have my N450 powered Asus netbook and that thing is still the trusty back up that it has always been. Once I got free of Windows things were much better. The netbook however rightfully, is going away as the new ULVs from Intel have allowed for much better competition. May they RIP another misunderstood and wrongfully maligned part of tech history.
It never fails to see someone bashing one OS over another. I deal with Linux, Windows, and Mac OS (because of my major), and none of them is the "best." Every one of them has there Pros and Cons, and I am leaving it at that.
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The netbook was doomed for several reasons...WINDOWS, WINDOWS, WINDOWS, preware(AKA that junk installed in almost every OEM Windows image), Imagination and their tight lock on the PowerVR GPUs in many of the Atom's. I still have my N450 powered Asus netbook and that thing is still the trusty back up that it has always been. Once I got free of Windows things were much better. The netbook however rightfully, is going away as the new ULVs from Intel have allowed for much better competition. May they RIP another misunderstood and wrongfully maligned part of tech history.
It never fails to see someone bashing one OS over another. I deal with Linux, Windows, and Mac OS (because of my major), and none of them is the "best." Every one of them has there Pros and Cons, and I am leaving it at that.

On a system running weak CPUs and HDDs like Netbooks, Linux is the way to go..Windows just isn't light enough, even XP is a bit bloated for it compared to a Linux distro running xfce.
    
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On a system running weak CPUs and HDDs like Netbooks, Linux is the way to go..Windows just isn't light enough, even XP is a bit bloated for it compared to a Linux distro running xfce.

Exactly my point. Windows even after being worked hard by MS still wasn't as good as they had hoped for ARM and they put some major effort into that. I find Windows is decent but I think companies shot themselves in the foot by thinking that people couldn't possibly accept another OS. Granted, Linux has improved for the general user by magnitudes since that time.
     
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What makes a sub-$500 ultrabook better than a sub-$500 laptop?
Btw, if your laptop "Craps-out" because of the OS, just re-install, update, or change the OS.

I'm saying I can't wait for the day for Ultrabooks to become more affordable. An i5 CPU, and 4GB of RAM can be had in most $500-$600 laptops, but Ultrabooks are the new 'thing'; that fact along with the small form factor and SSD, boost the price right out of that 'affordable' range in most people's books.

Also, laptops that could run XP some years ago totally 'crapped out' when it came to Vista and 7. It's bound to happen again, eventually.
 
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post #140 of 231
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The average person can make ANY PC slow. They bog the machines down with so much crap that it eventually runs snail slow.
My Acer netbook with an N455 Atom boots Windows 7 Ultimate in no time, with the help of an 80GB SSD. It has not lost any speed because I only put the essentials on it. My desktop PC takes care of everything else.
Same with little sig rig, I do put more stuff on it but it has a lot more power than an Atom.

Very true my friend, I'm a NetBook man myself.

I have an Asus 1015px
Atom N570
2GB RAM
60GB SSD

Runs like a champ with Fedora 17, I can get useful work done on it too...
    
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