Category: Netbooks

Optimizing Firefox for Netbooks 0

Optimizing Firefox for Netbooks

Most commercial applications in this day and age have fairly decent user interfaces. A lot of money is put forth into making them as user friendly as possible. The problem is that sometimes these “friendly” ways aren’t necessarily the best users of screen real estate. Nowhere is this better exemplified than Office 2007’s “ribbons”. Now if you’re on a screen that is 20″+ and running at 1680×1050 – who cares?...

Netbook Friendly Software 0

Netbook Friendly Software

For those that haven’t been following along at home, we’ve been doing an entire series of netbook related posts. Today’s posting is about what software we enjoy using on our Netbooks, specifically Windows compatible software (after all we did just talk about installing Windows 7). Most of the software here is probably going to come across as “run of the mill” to tech-heads, but I’m also taking a small bit...

Optimizing Windows 7 for Netbooks 16

Optimizing Windows 7 for Netbooks

A while back I got an Eee PC 1000, which I’ve talked about a number of times. At first I installed Ubuntu 9.04 on it, but after a while I got bored and decided to give Windows 7 a try. While I prefer Linux servers, my desktop machines tend to run Windows, mainly because it can run the software I need for desktop machines – like Photoshop & games. Granted...

Eee: Installing Windows 7 1

Eee: Installing Windows 7

Since Microsoft has been generous enough to share the Windows 7 RC with everyone, and because Jon has enjoyed it so much, I decided my Eee should be running Win7. Getting Windows 7 is fairly easy, download site and key available from Microsoft and Microsoft TechNet. Both have the same information, the former looks prettier, while the latter offers a more utilitarian experience. Either one will get you what you...

Eee: Hardware Upgrades 0

Eee: Hardware Upgrades

This is the first of a series that Jon and I will be doing on netbooks, specifically the Asus line of Eee Netbooks. Jon got a 1000 a while back, and I recently acquired a 900A. Both of us are running Windows 7 RC on the machines (the installation of which will be covered later). Today, I want to discuss the two hardware upgrades I made to my machine. First,...