Netbooks or subnotebooks are very small, inexpensive, minimal notebook or laptop PCs

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Proxy to simplify complex web pages

Web pages are becoming more and more bloated, so that the problem is not only the bandwidth needed to load them but also the processing power needed to render them. I currently use AdBlock with ...
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Aspire One battery compatibility

I'm definitely unsatisfied with battery life in my Acer Aspire One D270. Probably buying an extended battery would be completely satisfactory, and I have a semi-local vendor who has some definitely ...
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How can I deactivate the gnome desktop of my ubuntu server?

I'm running a home server on my old laptop (atom cpu). I installed ubuntu 12.04 server edition, but I also installed ubuntu-desktop. So, when I turn it on, ubuntu desktop is shown. I sometimes use ...
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Video playback crashes Elonex netbook system

My netbook crashes when playing video files (avi, wmv). I thought it was a Windows Media Player issue, so I downloaded latest codecs, but it still didn't work. VLC player plays ridiculously slow, and ...
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Can I start using a Gateway netbook right out of the box?

I have bought a Gateway netbook for my husband's birthday, and would like to give it to him ready to use. Best Buy wants $100 to set it up for me, but I would rather do it myself, if possible. Any ...
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“This CPU is not compatible with 64-bit mode.” - Installing Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on a netbook with a 64-bit Intel Atom CPU

I tried installing Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1, 64-bit on a netbook (Lenovo IdeaPad S110), which has the Intel Atom N2800 (1.86 GHz) as its processor, but I get the following error message when the ...
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Installing any linux distro on new netbook hangs midway

I have just bought a new netbook, Lenovo S110 with a starter Window 7, 32 bit Operating system. I wanted to wipe away Windows and go with Debian or Ubuntu. I have successfully made my USB drive ...
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How can I boot my own OS from a flash drive?

I have written an os and put it into an iso format on my mac. I want to put it on my flash drive, plug the flash drive into a netbook (that had windows 7 starter pre-installed when I bought it) and ...
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How do I fix problems with screen when connecting a netbook to tv via VGA and audio cable?

I have connected my Eee pc netbook to tv with VGA and audio cable. The first few times it worked wonderfully. Now it connects and you see and hear the screen however the screen on the TV is off to the ...
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Hotel - Can connect to network but not internet

I have an annoying problem with my netbook. It's a Toshiba NB525. My laptop can access the internet and connect wirelessly at home. I'm currently staying at a hotel. I can detect and connect to ...
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One charger for two devices: Which one should I choose?

I have one Acer tablet with the following specs written on the charger: Output: 19V 2.15A Then, I have an Acer NetBook (Aspire One) with the following specs on the charger: Output: 19V 1.58A ...
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Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate for a netbook? [closed]

I would like to give my netbook a nice boost in performance. Thus, I'm considering upgrading my Windows 7 Starter Edition (which came along with my Samsung NP-N220 netbook and is really slow) to ...
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SSD and Netbook - freezing during I/O

I have a netbook (Dell Inspiron mini 10) that I recently upgraded to an SSD (Plextor PX-256M3). The netbook has 1 GB of RAM (non-upgradable), and just the simple "Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE ...
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Acer Aspire One is making noises inside the case

My Acer Aspire One has been making some funny noises for about an hour from the center of the case. Some sound clips: Long w/ beeps Short w/o beeps These were recorded with the built-in microphone. ...
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apt-get cannot find any packages

I get this result on my newly installed ubuntu 9.04 netbook remix. I haven't tampered with any apt files at all. It doesnt work for any other packages. ira@ira-windu100:/etc/apt$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Good Linux Distro for Disconnected Netbook

I'm deployed to Afghanistan with the Army and I have a friend who's netbook had his hard drive take a dump on him. He ordered a new hard drive and I was able to download and burn a copy of Ubuntu to ...
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Is it possible to boot a Craig CLP281 netbook from a USB stick?

I have a Craig CLP281 netbook with Android 2.2 on it. I'd like to try running a minimal version of Ubuntu on it, but can't find out how to get it to boot from a USB stick. I can't even get into the ...
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Will my netbook benefit from a SATA 3 SDD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will an SSD speed up an Atom-based netbook? I'm looking to upgrade the regular hard drive on my Asus EEE 1000H netbook to an SSD. I'm considering various SSD models, ...
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Will an SSD speed up an Atom-based netbook?

I have an Asus EEE PC 1000H, which I bought for its light weight and great battery life. However, it is painfully slow. Judging by the constant flickering of the HDD light, disk I/O looks like a ...
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Force Windows 8 Metro apps to run lower resolutions below 1024x768?

I have installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my Samsung NB30 netbook. I was very excited to try it on this little box cause it has a touchscreen and Windows 8 is supposed to be optimized for ...
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MSI Wind U123 Touchpad only work if LAN connected and Active

I have a MSI Wind U123 Netbook ... all of a sudden lately, the touch-pad refuses to work correctly unless the LAN cable is connected and active. If i unplug the LAN cable, I can't control the mouse ...
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HP Netbook - Cracked screen, accessing bios, external monitor?

I have an HP netbook with a cracked screen. It boots into Windows fine. I am using an external monitor. I need to access the bios but the netbook doesn't post to the monitor until the welcome screen ...
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Advent 4211 netbook - only 4 keys working

The keys are: caps lock, a, backslash & z. I opened the netbook earlier to clean the dust out of the fan. Is there someway I can fix this?
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Does there exist a good “mobile browser” for use on a PC?

As many people I guess, I sometimes have to browse the web on a slow computer (in my case, a little netbook) and find it really slow. On the other hand, people can browse the web quite fluently with ...
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Can I use an old netbook as a switch/router replacement?

My current WiFi router broke, so I thought, why spend another $50 on a new one when I can make use of my old netbook? I have an old EEEPC-701 4G that has a pretty nice Atheros wireless radio. ...
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HD .mkv video from netbook to TV via VGA/RCA adapter running slowly

My netbook is connected to the TV via a VGA/RCA adapter. The HD video running on the TV via this connection is running really slowly, ie a frame every few seconds. I was under the impression the TV ...
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hard drive Password setup in BIOS - How to use?

I want to use the hard drive Password feature in the BIOS on my Asus 1015-pe netbook but the manual mentions nothing about that feature or anything within the BIOS. BIOS Options: Hard Disk Security ...
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ArchLinux on netbook

I am planning to get a netbook (ACER Aspire one 522). Will ArchLinux work well in a netbook. I am looking for a light weight Linux distribution on netbook. Update: I installed ArchLinux on my ...
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How to install (to disk) ChromeOS?

I have a HP Mini laptop that I wish to install ChromeOS. I used hexxen's lime build as my laptop's wireless was not supported by vanilla, and I used a USB stick. It works fine, but I can't figure out ...
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Using Ubuntu, how come the screen saver is a black screen when running on the battery?

I have an F-spot screen saver made and selected to run after a time period of inactivity. When the AC is connected, the screen saver runs after the select time, but when running on battery the blank ...
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How can I share internet from wireless enabled netbook to a wired desktop PC

I have got a netbook which has a wireless card. How can I share that internet from netbook to a desktop PC which does not have wireless card. I suppose I can do it somehow over USB (I am not sure if ...
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Can I upgrade my Acer One Happy2 notebook to 4 GB

I have an Acer Aspire One Happy2 netbook with 2GB of ram. Can I upgrade memory on this netbook to 4 GB? Also want to know how many memory slot does it have?
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Harware Virtualization in Asus 1215n Netbook

Is it possible to enable Hardware Virtualization on the Asus 1215n netbook? I know the Intel Atom CPU supports it but I can't find an option for it in the BIOS. I am trying to run different ...
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USB > USB (PC > PC) direct connection Windows XP

From this thread, Windows Easy Transfer is a solution to connect two Windows computers over USB to USB, but this software only transfers user settings, documents, and application, all in one step. It ...
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Netbook Windows 7 recovery after hard drive format

I have formatted hard drive on my netbook and deleted recovery partition. Is it possible to recovery preinstalled Windows 7 after this? (I have some problems with disc and this is the only way I found ...
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How to fix Asus Eee PC 900 startup issues after failure?

My Asus Eee PC 900 shows no signs of life. I push the power button and get no response from anything. No lights, no power, no boot-up screen. It has been like this since I received it from a ...
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Vector graphics software for 10.1 netbooks with screen resolution 1024x600?

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 ...
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Can adobe photoshop run with a screen resolution below the requirements?

If adobe photoshop CS5 link to requirements page says that it requires 1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended), will it run on a computer with Resolution 1024 x 600 at all? Will it be the case of an ...
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Windows 7 netbook goes to sleep despite settings - Why & How?

For the life of me, I can't understand why my Acer Aspire One netbook goes to sleep despite all settings telling it not to sleep: The netbook is explicitly told not to "put the computer to sleep" ...
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Alternative to Optical Drive in Notebooks

I am thinking to buy a notebook from my friend. Notebook usually don't have Optical drives installed in them. The notebook that I am planning to buy has free DOS (no OS is installed initially) and ...
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How to fix my netbook screen?

Recently, my netbook's screen started doing something strange. As the screen changed angles (like when opening the screen), sometimes the screen would go black. The backlight would still be on, there ...
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Spilled vinegar on laptop, what to do?

We accidentally spilt vinegar on netbook (EeePC). What should we do about it? Should we try to wash vinegar out or just let it dry?
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Installing Linux temporarily on a netbook

I have a netbook (HP Mini 110) that came preinstalled with Windows 7 Starter. I would like to install Linux on it for some time and later revert back to my Windows version. Is that possible? And ...
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Windows XP Resolution is stuck on 800x600 Gateway LT27

So I formatted my whole netbook 256GB SSD and installed Windows XP Professional, and plan to dualboot. I first started with Windows XP, and the install went smoothly, I splitstreamed my old Windows XP ...
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Weird connectivity problem with home Wi-Fi, affecting only two devices but differently - how to debug?

I'm having some weird connection problems with my home Wi-Fi network (ZyXEL adsl P-660HW-D1). I have a few devices connected to it, both by Ethernet wire and Wi-Fi, and only two of the devices have ...
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Reasons for typing lag on a netbook

We purchased a netbook for my wife who uses it mostly for web browsing and some light word processing. We added another gig of RAM for a total of 2GB. However, it is still slow in the sense that ...
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Why don't my laptop specs match the ones on the internet?

I bought a laptop without having any knowlege on what to buy. I saw an Asus Eee PC 1215T and bought it immediately. After a few days of use, I decided to look at the goodness of this laptop. Then I ...
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Laptop Hard Disk Problem (Not Detecting)

I have a problem with my Acer Aspire One D255. It fell off like from 1 feet above ground 2 days. Since then the hard disk is not being detected in the BIOS. I opened the netbook and removed it and re ...
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Can Windows 7 be installed on a Toshiba Netbook that says “Designed for Windows XP”?

My friend bought a Toshiba netbook more than an year ago. The netbook came with an XP install on single partition. It also has a tag/sticker saying "Designed for Windows XP". The machine has a 1 GB ...
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NetBook's system recovery related to saving data

When I try to boot my net book Eee goes into windows pre instalation environment and gives a message that I may lose all my data during recovery. It suggests to back up data before recovery. I can not ...