Which software is recommended for netbooks?
On my "normal" Windows machine (actually a VM) I use Visual Studio 2008, Delphi 2010 (beginning), Office 2008, and Delphi Prism 2010. But all those seem very heavy for a 1 GB netbook.
Can anyone recommend
a) a programming language/IDE that's really usable on a netbook (in case I travel with it and need some way to write a program or am simply bored (maybe this is a good excuse to learn Ruby)
b) a light-weight word processor/spreadsheet
for my little netbook (Atom N270, 1.6 GHz, 1 GB, 160 GB, Windows 7)?
I can buy software. It doesn't have to be freeware or open source.
Any other recommended software that makes a lot of sense on a 10" netbook?
I am thinking REALbasic might be light-weight enough. I have REALbasic. But I like any excuse to try something new.