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I have a netbook with 10.1 inch screen and resolution 1024x600, like most netbooks with that screen size.

I need to work with vector graphics (not bitmap like what photoshop deals with). 1024x768 is the requirement for Adobe Illustrator's resolution (illustrator specs requirements). In other words they want XGA and higher.

Are there any alternatives? I am working under a windows OS, but I am willing to use Linux if a suitable solution exists with that OS.

EDIT:(or would I be better off trying to find a netbook with 10.1inch screens and a higher resolution, if they exist?) EDIT2: removed the suggestion of paint.net

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Paint.net is not even a vector graphics software AFAIK. What about InkScape? inkscape.org/index.php?lang=en –  Shiki Nov 11 '11 at 11:28
    
@Shiki, but it can do vector graphics at least, from what I understand. –  Vass Nov 11 '11 at 11:29
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Paint.net can't do vectors. It's for bitmap graphics. –  Shiki Nov 11 '11 at 11:47
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PDN isn't a vector graphics programme - its pure raster and handles NO vector formats. It does seem to work on a 800x600 screen resolution - i turned down the resolution on the system i have it, and it isn't too bad.

Give inkscape a shot - its a proper vector graphics software, handles adobe illustrator files and others. It installs and runs fine at 800x600, but with the small screensize/low resolution, you may need to tweak the UI somewhat however, else it might be somewhat cluttered

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how come it still runs fine although the requirements state a higher size? What type of tweaking is needed? Did you find any particular difficulties on some features? –  Vass Nov 11 '11 at 13:45
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Well, presumably they decided not to check for it. I tested it on a 17 inch screen, and other than a big chunk of the screen being used for things that would usually be a smaller chunk of screen, i didn't see too many problems. I'm not a inkscape pro but i would guess the main issue would be the tiny screen ;p –  Journeyman Geek Nov 11 '11 at 14:03
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