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

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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 ...
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Netbook doesn't see wifi network

I have a big problem with my girlfriend's netbook (asus eeepc 1008). It doesn't see any wifi network. I'm explaining the problem: The pc use windows 7 starter The wifi card is activate, I update ...
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Why doesn't my new laptop estimate how much longer it can run on battery power?

Why doesn't my HP Mini 210 netbook display an estimate of the amount of time it can run on battery power? My only previous laptop (an old Dell Latitude D600) could do this. I downgraded the HP from ...
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What's a really simple way to backup an Ubuntu system on a netbook?

I have an Acer Aspire One running Lubuntu 10.04. I have configured it quite much and would like to backup the whole file system (excluding my SD card where I keep my data) to be able to get it up and ...
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Possible to replace harddrive in this netbook? (without major hacks)

I'm looking for a tablet laptop/netbook. I'm also looking to replace my piece of crap HP Mini (first generation). The HP Mini has a very small 16G SSD that is also very slow. So looking at something ...
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Netbook (Samsung N220) on Ubuntu 10.04 slows down WiFi for other computers

I encountered a really odd problem with my new netbook. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on a Samsung N220 Mito. So far everything worked fine. Now I tried the machine for the first time in our work group ...
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Netbooks/Notebooks without cam?

Where I work, I'm not allowed to have cameras or any devices with cameras, so I wonder if there're any netbooks (preferably) or notebooks available without cameras? I searched a lot but couldn't find ...
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Replacing the HDD in a netbook

I have an Aspire One (ZG5) with a spinning platters HDD that is starting to show signs of needing a reinstall. I also happened to end up with a spare 80GB SSD and I'm considering swapping it out but ...
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How can I move the start menu / task bar to a secondary display?

I have a netbook using Windows XP, with a secondary monitor attached. Both monitors are configured and working correctly. What I would like to do is move the start menu and the task bar over to the ...
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Asus Refurnished Netbook First Time Charge

I just bought Asus Refurnished Netbook. For some reason it is taking an eternity for the first time charge. I have already plugged in for 3 hours and still it does not even open and shows LOW battery. ...
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How often do netbook parts break?

I need to know a list of how many percentage of all components break within a year. For example I would need to know how many percent of all netbook RAM is calculated to break within a year? This ...
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Installing Software from a CD onto a Netbook

I apologize if this question has come up before - I can't seem to find it. Tonight my wife and I purchased a small samsung netbook and have been enjoying it for a light-weight solution around the ...
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TFT vs XWGA, WSVGA

I'm looking for a netbook, but i really don't know which is the difference between those technologies. Which is the best for outdoor use of a netbook?
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What OS for Eee PC?

I've just bought new Eee PC 1005 (with Atom N450, 250GB and 2GB memory) without any pre-installed system. Now I'd like to install windows and linux distribution on in. What should I choose ? I am a ...
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How can I stop my Ubuntu netbook from un-suspending while the lid's closed?

Almost every time I want to use my netbook, it's un-suspended itself because the button is too easy to press. Is there some way to tell Ubuntu (Netbook Remix 10.04) NOT to un-suspend if the lid's ...
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samsung netbook OS for clean install

I recently had a problem with a corrupted registry on a samsung N120. When all else failed i reformatted the drive. However having bought the machine with windows home ed pre-installed, I didn't ...
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Cannot access/unlock top panel in Ubuntu 10.04 (Netbook Edition)

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 (Netbook Edition) on my NC10 netbook and now I can't seem to access/unlock the top panel and add/delete programs. Right clicking doesn't bring up the options to let ...
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Can't decide on a new distro

I've had Ubuntu (8.10) on my netbook in the past and I really liked it. I'm currently running Fedora and feeling like I should "change it up" again. I've played around with Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid a ...
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Linux will not activate wireless after device has been re-enabled

Using a Eee 900A netbook by Asus. By pressing Fn + F2, I can disable or enable the wireless chip on the netbook, a blue LED indicates the status. I've been able to connect to wireless networks just ...
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Windows 7 “freezes” (chills?), and then “unfreezes” after about 1 minute

I have an Acer Timeline 1810T netbook (4GB RAM) with Windows 7 x64. About once or twice a day, it "freezes" - the reason I put this in quotation marks is that it does not really freeze, as I you cant ...
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Does Ubuntu Netbook Remix require an Intel Atom processor?

I have a laptop with an Intel Celeron 1.6GHz processor and 512MB of RAM - a similar spec to current netbooks. Will I be able to install Ubuntu Netbook Remix on this laptop or will it only work with ...
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Netbook without Windows? [closed]

I have been looking around for a netbook without Windows and with Ubuntu preinstalled. Almost all I have seen have Windows. The main issue is making sure that the computer ships with the right Ubuntu ...
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Cleanup Windows XP on netbook

I already moved all installed application software to drive D:, but C: (4&nnsp;GB SSD) is full since the auto update to SP3. I don't need or want things like Windows Media Player, Windows Messenger, ...
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Soft sound problem on Sony Viao NetBook in GTalk and GMail Chat

I have a new Sony Viao netbook and have a problem with the sound - or lack of loudness thereof. When using GTalk or chat in GMail with earphones all is OK but when using the netbooks' built in ...
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Fixing sticky keys without removing the keys?

we had an E-Machine netbook brought in today that has sticky keys. (don't ask me why we said we'd fix it) Well, I've looked at a few howtos for fixing it, but they all require removing the keys. When ...
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Would Linux be considerably faster on a Netbook with Intel Atom processor?

I've got an EEE Netbook with Intel Atom processor and Win XP. Probably 90% of the time I'm using it for webbrowsing and thinking of dual booting it in Linux and then booting into Windows only when I ...
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How to speed up Ubuntu on a netbook

How do I speed up the latest version of Ubuntu on a VIA C7-M 1.6 GHz based netbook (HP 2133)? For example, full screen videos are very slow in the default configuration.
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Unable to connect to network

Hey guys, I have a question. I have been having problems connecting a new netbook to my network at home. I have an Asus Eeepc 100HAB. I have tried to run a repair on the connection, uninstalled and ...
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Acer Aspire one is falling apart on Ubuntu

Question: How do I have my netbook detect and install hardware? Info: I have an Acer Aspire One, it came with windows XP and I loaded it with Win7. I decided I wanted to change to Ubuntu so I ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 is not starting on netbook

I installed Ubuntu 9.10 onto my external hard drive cause it's cool to be able to borrow a friend's laptop and be able to have my entire system. It works on the 2 systems i tested it on: my desktop ...
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Change Acer Aspire one D250 resolution

Is there any way to choose something other than than 1024x600 or 800x600 resolution on a Acer Aspire One D250 netbook (Windows 7 Starter). A program we use needs at least 1024x768 but it's not ...
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Adjusting wallpaper to make it fit netbook screen in Windows 7 Starter

I have a netbook with Windows 7 Starter. I was trying to change the wallpaper, and found an application (John's Background Switcher) which said that I can make slideshows of themes - I assume similar ...
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Fatal server error: no screens found. Running linux distro from usb drive

I'm trying to run backtrack from a usb drive on my netbook. Upon loading it, i get "Fatal server error: no screens found". What gives?
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Getting individuals keys replaced on netbook

Just today during a freak accident, a book got tossed onto my Samsung N120 netbook while it was open and the 'G' and 'T' key flew off. Part of the plastic underneath broke off. Or would it be better ...
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Anti-glare filter for touch enabled Netbook?

Is it possible to put an anti-glare filter on a touch enabled Netbook without disabling the touch functionality? If yes, would it also be possible to remove the filter without damaging the screen? ...
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Add a netbook to an existing Windows XP home network

I've got a home network set up with a couple of Windows XP computers. I'm now trying to add our new netbook to it - also running XP. (The goal is to share files and a printer.) I have run the Network ...
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Good source of reviews of CULV machines?

I'm potentially interested in acquiring a CULV machine. I like the idea of a netbook, but need a little more horsepower. So, of course, I need to obsess over a hundred different reviews first. Can ...
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Netbook thinks it is a desktop

Question: Are, and if so what, there packages for download that I can get netbook to understand it is not a desktop and that it is a netbook. Info: I'm running an Acer Aspire One with ubuntu ...
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Restore XP on Acer Aspire One netbook

I have an Acer Aspire One D250 netbook which came with Windows XP (but no CD) on which I have since installed Xubuntu 9.10. Now I am trying to sell it, but I cannot find a way to recover XP. I have ...
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Need a better Internet browser for Windows CE netbook

I just got a Windows CE 5.0 netbook (shown below). Despite being cheap I thought I could get somewhere with it. Are there any Internet browsers I can download? I know regular Firefox and Internet ...
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Computer Flashes Out?

We have a strange problem with our computers at my school. They are all Latitude 2100 Netbooks. At random points (I can't seem to find a pattern) the screen will turn a single color (red, green, ...
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Does Wubi contain UNR?

I'd like to avoid the repartitioning that's required when installing Ubuntu "for real". Wubi is the perfect answer because it just goes inside the Windows partition that's already there. I know that ...
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Install Ubuntu on a new netbook?

I'm planning to buy a netbook, and I am considering to install Ubuntu on it. It would mainly be used by my wife at home for web browsing and email at home (lightweight is important, hence a netbook!), ...
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What is the fastest drive with a ZIF interface?

I'm shopping around for a new drive to replace the SSD in my Aspire One netbook. Looking at reviews and quick write ups it would appear that the fastest drives are only reading at ~ 80 to 85MB/s and ...
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What Windows CE netbook supports .NET Compact framework?

For reasons of curiousity and bloodymindedness I have decided to buy a Windows Mobile netbook, like this one: Theoretically it should support the .NET Compact framework: Can anyone advise whether ...
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Reset the BIOS password on a Advent 4211 Netbook

How do I reset the BIOS password of an Advent 4211 netbook? I'm hoping for a software solution to remove the password or find out what it is or even change it. It's my laptop but I can't remember ...
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Netbook as a cellphone?

Anyone know of a netbook that has cell phone capability? I mean something where I can hookup a headset of some sort and make phone calls over a cellular plan with a major network like TMobile. I ...