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

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How to keep memory consumption below 500 MB or less than 25 processes at background on netbook?

I bought a netbook yesterday, (I'm loving it) but I will never understand why they need to be a lot of processes running on background. I worry about other users who have no idea about it and continue ...
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If I upgrade my netbook from Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 can I have a dual monitor setup?

I think Microsoft wants me to pay for a dual monitor setup for my Acer Netbook (I get it for free with Unbuntu Netbook remix). I'd be willing to upgrade but I wouldn't put it past them to make me ...
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Win/Bios showing wrong RAM in Gateway Netbook?

I've seen similar problems, but this seems slightly unique, maybe... I have a Gateway LT21 netbook, Win7. I've upgraded RAM from 1gb to 2gb. It didn't work. So I updated to the latest Bios 1.25, then ...
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How to use my recovery CDs if my netbook has no CD drive?

Hey there, I'm not really tech savy but am going to give this a try as the Netbook was a freebee. The hard drive is toast, I have the recovery discs that came with the netbook from the factory. If I ...
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Webcam, Wifi Card, Mini Mic from netbook into spycam

I got a Netbook from the recycling plant that the screen was trashed hardware was fine so I gutted it and am selling the hardware... but I liked the slim chip the webcam has and how small the mic ...
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How to make Synaptics touchpad work better on Linux?

I have Debian Squeeze currently installed on a Samsung N250 netbook with a Synaptics touchpad. These touchpads are, generally, good, and everything works perfectly on Windows. The support is ...
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formating a hard drive for use in an asus aspire one d250

I have an Asus Aspire One D250 that's out of warranty and whose hard drive is giving the click of death. I'm trying to use a spare SATA HDD I have but am having some difficulty. I have a USB CD ...
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Must have apps for netbook running windows 7 [closed]

What are the must have apps for a netbook running windows 7? It's for a gift for my parents, so no ssh clients or vim etc.
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Windows update on netbook requires CD (hint, there's no CD drive)

An "Important" update for Microsoft Works (via Windows Update) on a Dell netbook gets about halfway through and then pops up with the super-awesome "Please insert Microsoft Works 9.0 disc" message. ...
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Replacing the LCD panel in a laptop

Yesterday, I was cleaning up and dropped my Asus Eee 1005PE. The screen is cracked inside (i.e., cracks are visible only when on), and no longer works properly. I booted up with another monitor ...
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Replacement AC adapter for my CR-48?

I managed to lose the AC adapter on my Google CR-48. Yeah, already, I know. I have a couple more places to check, but does anyone know where I could find a compatible AC adapter? 19.5v 2.0a is not ...
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Chameleon Bootloader: Install Ubuntu Netbook Remix from USB flash drive?

hi there i have an Dell Mini v10 and tried to install OS X onto it. Wasn't too happy with the performance and so I want to install Ubuntu. Problem is: I have installed Chameleon Bootloader and when I ...
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Netbook vs. second hand laptop, which do you recommend me to buy? [closed]

I need to a computer to work when I go on a business trip. What do you recommend me to buy, a netbook or second hand laptop?
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Can multiple tasks be run simultaneously on a netbook? [closed]

What are the major disadvantages of a netbook in comparison with a common laptop?
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Booting Ubuntu Netbook Edition off SD card by with persistence provided by the hard disk

I have a Lenovo Ideapad with Windows XP installed. I do not want to mess with the boot loader or the hard disk partitioning. I can run Ubuntu Netbook Edition off a SD card without touching the hard ...
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Place calls from Windows (7) using a SIM-card

So, I have a built-in Globetrotter SIM module in my netbook that allows me to access the internet over 3G. The software that comes with it also allows me to send and receive text messages. However, ...
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What is the memory usage of a clean installation Windows 7 netbook version in a netbook?

The question is pretty self contained. [edit] A value for each version of windows 7 would be awesome. I am trying to figure out how much memory will be enough for my netbook. I just need more ...
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1 GB RAM enough for netbook?

My family is getting my much younger brother a netbook for Christmas, and I'm picking it out. The sweet spot as far as prices go is 1 GB of RAM, but I'm worried that it's not enough for what he does: ...
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Install Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 without CD/USB/WUBI from HDD on WinXP

I have downloded the Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 ISO file. When I mount it on a Virtual drive it gives me the option to install it via CD(restart and boot from disc) or use the WUBI installer. The WUBI ...
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How to restore a Dell Inspiron 2100 back to factory settings?

My computer won't boot into Windows 7 anymore. It started off with Vista, was upgraded to 7 (both by legal means) I wanted to install ubuntu or kubuntu, so I got wubi and boot-loaded it via usb ...
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I recently got a Lenovo Ideapad (S10-3t) and I don't know where to get Wi-Fi drivers

It came with Windows 7 Starter on it and I just upgraded to Ultimate. Both 32bit. I know it's a Broadcom card, but I'm not sure how to find the model number (I'll post it if someone can tell me how). ...
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Can I boot a netbook pc from a desktop pc using a usb adapter cable?

Can I boot my Windows XP SP3 / Ubuntu Linux Netbook 10.04 netbook pc from my Ubuntu Linux 10.04 desktop pc using a usb adapter cable and boot the netbook from the desktop? I have the following error ...
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Xorg, how to make display resolution larger than physical?

Trying to fit 1024x768 VMWare viewport into 1024x600's netbooks display. Neither the options of allowing VMWare to scale the picture or to set a mythical resolution like 1003x533 for guest, nor using ...
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is it possible to use an unsupported resolution/zoom out/something on a win7 netbook? (sw/hw)

I have a netbook with windows 7 and a max. resolution of 1024x600. This resolution is usually insufficent to display correctly my programs. Do you know of any type of software to zoom out the screen, ...
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Acer Aspire One in infinite loop after it demands that I use eRecovery

I have an Acer Aspire One that is dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04. After not using the netbook for about a month, I turn it on to use the Windows partition. Windows decided that I need to use ...
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Why does Pulseaudio selectively detect my sound hardware?

I am running Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.04. I have been having some problems recently with Pulseaudio, which has traditionally worked fine for me on this netbook actually. Specifically, when I boot the ...
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xandros-explorer (Xandros File Manager) custom menu items

Is there any way to get custom menu item in right-click, instruments or at least hotkey that will run specific program for a selected filesystem item or current folder (like open terminal by Ctrl+T)? ...
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Max ram for Acer Aspire one D255

I can't seem to find what the max amount of ram is supported on the Acer Aspire one D255. It came with 1gb, and I see that most netbooks support up to 2gb.
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How much will full-disk encryption slow down a netbook?

I've been comfortable using TrueCrypt volumes to protect various sets of files on my computers. But I've gathered there can be more convenience and security to be had be encrypting the full hard disk, ...
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Lenovo S10 very laggy on startup

I have a Lenovo S10 netbook, and recently the computer is slow and laggy. Applications take a long time to start, mouse and keyboard input is choppy, etc. It has been dropped a few times, and has been ...
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Why do projectors use VGA rather than something digital? [closed]

I'm shopping for a netbook to use for PowerPoint presentations while traveling. Many netbooks have VGA connectors for hooking up to projectors. Why do projectors still use VGA? Does HDMI make ...
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Ubuntu Netbook Edition: switch to desktop?

I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition on my laptop. After playing with it for couple of hours seems like I need classic Ubuntu Desktop instead. Is there anyway to switch from Ubuntu Netbook ...
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How far have you been able to push a netbook's capabilities?

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire One. I'll be using it as an ultraportable supplement to my 16" laptop, which I don't like to carry around more than needed. The Aspire is a pretty standard ...
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How do I migrate my EeePC 901 from Xandros to Ubuntu 10.10 netbook remix?

I want to migrate my EeePC 901 from Xandros to the Ubuntu 10.10 netbook remix. I made a bootable USB key according to http://www.ubuntu.com/netbook/get-ubuntu/download, and the EeePC BIOS says it will ...
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ASUS eeePC 1005PR - Installing Windows XP on this machine

The machine in title is a single netbook .. with 1gb of ddr2. So Windows 7 kinda would be an overkill. I'd like to install Windows XP on it, but as you may know, these small netbooks need special ...
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Can I run Linux on the HP Mini from Verizon Wireless, with a built-in 3G modem, and connect using the built in modem?

Recently I purchases the HP Mini from Verizon Wireless. It runs on the Intel Atom processor and came with Windows 7 Starter Edition, which is quite possibly the worst and most restrictive OS I have ...
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Netbook for Developer [closed]

HI, I need a move compact laptop for travel, I am looking into getting a 10" netbook which will beable to let me run a decent LAMP environment. I was looking into HP they seem to have the fastest ...
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What are the best practices for disk spindown on a Netbook running on Ubuntu 10.04?

I have a Netbook (Samsung N210) running Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Edition. Generally, I'm very happy with it. However, I'm not getting quite as much battery life out of it as I expected based on the ...
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Android on Netbook

I have Asus eeepc netbook and want Android either Ecliar or Froyo or Gingerbreads. I can't get .apks to work yet. Do I need to partion first? Friend says you guys know everything. Thank you!!
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Asus EEE PC 1005HA (XP Home) refuses to connect to Virgin Mobile MiFi

My client has an Asus EEE PC model 1005HA, and we're attempting to connect it to the WiFi network created by a VirginMobile MiFi unit. They also have a MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard that has ...
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Boxee is very choppy on TV

Just got an HP Mini 311 and decided to try out Boxee. Hooked it up to the TV and attempted to watch the TV show 'Psych'. It said it was using USA as the source. Video was very very choppy, ...
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Cannot get wireless to work on my HP Netbook with Ubuntu Netbook Remix

I have installed Ubuntu Netbook remix 9.x on my HP Netbook Atom Processor laptop. But wirless is not working properly. I went to Network Connections and it shows my wireless connection. But under ...
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Which MS Office version is the most Netbook-friendly? [closed]

My sister has just bought a mid-range netbook, not sure about the exact spec. We're trying to figure out which version of MS Office would be the most resource friendly. The current options are Office ...
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Asus netbook trackpad suddenly stopped scrolling

I bought an Asus Eee netbook three days ago and, up until today, my two-finger scrolling was working just fine. All of a sudden, dragging two fingers in a downward motion does not scroll anymore. I ...
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Windows XP netbook displaying only one time zone

We just returned from Spain and one of our computers will absolutely not change or even display time zones other the that of Madrid. I looked up some solutions online, but they all involved doing ...
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Is it possible to create a LAN between two notebooks via BlueTooth/Wi-Fi?

In a given place there are two notebooks, no existant wi-fi connections available, no cable, both bluetooth-capable. What I want is to create a real LAN between the two, and (depending on how fast ...
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Choosing Windows 7 Starter or Windows XP Home for Netbook

I'm looking at a new Windows-based netbook, but I need some help deciding between installing Windows 7 Starter and Windows XP Home. The main things we are unsure of: Ability to run iTunes ...
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Asus EeePC 1001P: Using Windows 7 Professional

My girlfriend just bought an Asus EeePC 1001P and it comes loaded with Windows 7 Starter, which is pretty frustratingly limited. I have several Action Pack licenses for Windows 7 Pro, and was ...
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Which linux distro to run on a slow SSD?

I bought an Eee PC 1000, the Linux SSD model, a couple years ago. I ended up putting Easy Peasy (then called Ubuntu Eee) onto it, only to be dissatisfied with the speed. Then I put Windows XP on it, ...
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is there a max. external screen resolution in a windows 7 starter netbook?

I have a samsung netbook n220, and when I connect it to my external samsung display t260 (26", 1900 x 1200), the resolutions available in the windows 7 control panel tops with 1680 x 1050. Is that ...