[ubuntu-za] netbook

Jason McBeath Jason at mcbeath.co.za
Mon Sep 20 15:37:16 BST 2010

I agree with Marco. Also, at the price of a netbook, I'd seriously
consider a 2nd hand laptop. I recently picked up a used dual core/2GB
RAM/120Gb hdd Toshibe for R2500.00... Format, install Ubuntu, works

-----Original Message-----
From: Marco Gallotta <marco at gallotta.co.za>
To: Ubuntu South African Local Community <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] netbook

On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 2:19 PM, Dave Lizamore <dave.lizamore at gmail.com> wrote:
> My laptop was stolen recently and I am considering replacing it with a
> netbook. I am looking at the entry level MSI or Gigabyte machines

I did a similar thing, except I took the opportunity to also buy a
desktop for home use. Now I've been abroad for 3 months with only my
netbook at home.

>From my experience, a netbook is great for mobility when you have a
desktop at home+work. Much better than desktop at work and laptop for
home+mobility, IMHO. However, not having a desktop at home makes the
netbook painful as I tend to use it for longer periods and then it's
size (especially keyboard) gets annoying.

Just my 2c -- for all I know you could already have a desktop at home. :)


Marco Gallotta
MSc Student
Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town
people.cs.uct.ac.za/~mgallott | marco-za.blogspot.com
marco AT gallotta DOT co DOT za | 073 170 4444 | 021 552 2731

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