Do all the things like ++ or -- rants, post your own rants, comment on others' rants and build your customized dev avatarSign Up
Get a devDuck
Rubber duck debugging has never been so cute! Get your favorite coding language devDuckBuy Now
Search - "netbook"
Bought this Lenovo thinkpad netbook a while ago.
I was told it has 4gb ram.
Just did a free and free -m command.
It shows nearly 8gb of ram.
Although there's been a lot of rants on Firefox Quantum, I'm going to add my experience anyways.
Just downloaded it on my laptop and netbook.
Motherfucker this thing is fast. No lag, pages load very freaking fast, consumes less ram than before and I fucking love the new interface!
Mozilla, you did a hell of a job!28
Just installed Kubuntu on my netbook.
KDE Connect 💕
I can be lazy now and control my netbook from my phone 😊
Also notification sync, file sharing etc!25
What do you do when you buy a second hand netbook and want to play with it in your way home but the internet is veeery bad?
You play Tetris on the terminal! \o/21
Downloaded Kubuntu because i couldn't seen to be able to boot from a freshly created KDE Neon bootable usb.
Installed it onto my netbook (Lenovo Thinkpad X121E) and it worked great!
But just the fact that somehow the installer froze when trying to setup hdd encryption kept bugging me.
Took a random flash drive which was laying around and put it in to see what would happen. KDE Neon booted just like this and everything worked very well with hdd encryption.
I now have a very secure netbook 😊18
Going on vacation in a few days bug tonight is my last chance for getting ready at home.
Am now applying loads of stickers to my netbook which I'll take with me 😊5
If you haven't checked it out yet, all devs need Devdocs.io + Station
Hands down the most useful resources I've ever come across.
This one site and tool saves me so many chrome tabs it's worth its weight in gold.
Combined with Station (getstation.com) I've cut my RAM usage down by 1/3 overall.
When you have PS CC2018 and Visual Studio 2017 running on a netbook it's helpful to squeeze every little bit.4
Growing up with thw crappiest netbook for 8 years, then a regular laptop, now an i3 laptop.
It pains me to see my classmates having i7 laptops and all they do with it is watch movies and browse the internet. All that wasted potential!
(Virtual Box, proccessing speeds, multitasking, and games! Donr get me started on games!)10
So, an introduction story from a few years ago.
Our school had a scheme where you paid for a crappy netbook (think 2012 Atom processor) which they installed Windows 7 professional along with their standard monitoring software. Needless to say, it ran slower than molasses with the inadequate 1 gig of RAM.
So I went to boot from an SD card, but was prompted for a password.
So irritated me removes the hard drive and runs ophcrack against password file. One local admin with a very short password: 966 (posting since I know they don't use it any more).
I try the password as the BIOS password and I'm in like Flynn. After trying a few distros out, I settle on Puppy Linux and go in to school the following day, happy knowing that this overpriced n chine could actually be used for work.
Just out of interest, I try the password on a friend's netbook. It works. The entire domain had images with an active local admin with a 3 digit password.
I just had to disable verbose boot on my Linux netbook because some guy at the airport freaked out when he saw it... guess it's leafpad instead of Vim on the plane.8
Customer wanted us to put XP on a netbook after having us look at her XP tower.
This is what we all want to say about her "new" PC7
So to start off this happened today while I was at school.
Each student gets a netbook for school and the amount of restrictions put in place are probably up to government spec. Well I brought in my personal netbook and a flash drive with a few distros of Linux on it on it to mess with during study hall(all on my own hardware).
I told my friend that about it and said I doubted it would boot because the bios is password protected and the IT guy probably removed external drives from the boot list but let him use it anyway.
5 minutes later he is showing me his screen with Ubuntu running on it, I was freaking out some and asked for it back and he gave it back to me.
About a minute later he shows me his screen. All black with white text shooting down it saying windows disk integrity check or something like that. All I see is "file xyz deleted" and was freaking out even more. I just sat there for the next 20 minutes thinking of how to explain this to the IT guy and hopefully get in less trouble.
Finally after the longest 20 minutes of my life as a student I see the windows 7 boot screen appear. Probably the one time I actually wanted to see it honestly but I was so happy to see the end of the situation.
Sorry this was so long but I hope it's fine for a first post here, I've been putting it off but after this decided to finally post.3
Some doosh on the bus is listening to shite music without headphones while I'm trying to get this mornings work started... If my netbook had better speakers I'd start blasting AC/DC at full volume!7
Friend found a crappy netbook and asked me to set it up... With Windows 10... I'd normally tell him to boil his head, but he's a good friend.
So I told him Lubuntu or similar would be a lot better because it's got 1GB DDR2 and a Celeron. Nope, adamant on Windows.
I give in, get him a license key and install it. As I expected, it ran like shit. I showed him, he gave in and said I can install Linux.
Went for Lubuntu, he hates it and doesn't want it.
He called a pawn shop and asked how much it'd be. They said it needs Windows (?!?).
Guess what he's just asked me. Gormless twat.11
My good laptop is having some screen issues, so here's a quick look at the netbook I'm using to code (and for everything else) until I get it fixed...12
I have breathed new life into this little thing.
Acer Aspire One Netbook
Intel Atom N450 @1.66GHz
I'm tempted to replace the HDD with an SSD.11
I just fucking hate BGAs* that unsolder themselves.
So, thanks to my laptop slowly breaking apart I decided to reactivate an old netbook my father gave me back in 2014(?) when it failed, to have a device on standby if necessary.
Wasn't really planning to repair it and kept it for spare parts mostly as the whole device is a fucking design failure concerning heat dissipation.
But yet again, I thought I'd give it a try one-two years ago. I soon found out it was said heat problem that caused the error in the device and it'd probably only take some reworking using a heat gun, which I did. Netbook worked for some hours, then was dead again, same error. Lost motivation and stashed it until this week.
Reworked with a hair-dryer this time and it worked! Well, until this morning - same error. Perhaps I shouldn't have tried to run a VM and then shut down the device right after that.
I will now try only one more time, this time just baking the whole damn main board thoroughly.
Either it works or it's really dead after. Either way, I'll be somewhat happier then.
* Ball Grid Array - package type for electronic components like ICs/uControllers8
The best way to use a netbook... unplug various peripherals from one of the universities desktops to make a docking station...
This old Olivetti netbook is a summary of contemporary Italian history: Great during '70 and '80 now the factory has closed and they produce mascara.
This is one of the latest PC produced in 2001 with 128 Mb of RAM.7
TLDR I messed up my partitions!
I had on old netbook with Windows on it, it was getting painfully slow. So I thought, why not try dual boot?
Since I had never installed a GNU/Linux OS before, I messed up the partition. Like, really, really badly.
Somehow, i accidentally created like a 100 1kb partitions. Windows wouldn't boot, no other OS was present. Shit had started to hit the fan.
Turns out there was this easeUS partition manager, that you could make a bootable USB with it. So I did that, deleted all partitions, created new one, installed Linux Mint on it. I've done a lot of other shit like this, but this rant is getting too damn long.1
"Oh, netbook is on low energy. Naaah, it should be enough for an hour."
- me, hours ago
One hour delay for the flight.
Suicide in front of the train.
Now I stand over two hours in the train and we cannot leave the train. All I want is finish my grot damn prototype...11
Thinking of turning my 6 year old intel atom processor netbook into sth useful other than just dumping it.
Any good suggestions to reuse?10
Decided to put Xubuntu 16.04 on my netbook (I wanted a low-maintanence 64 bit system to replace 32 bit debian). Less than a day in and I've found this option in recovery mode that does exactly what it says on the tin... without any security what so ever unless you set a root password... :/9
What os to put on a slow 1.1 ghz dual core 4gb ram netbook?
Would like to use it for ad hoc coding, browsing, git and stuff again, but it performs horribly with Windows, Ubuntu, SuSe or elementary..
Got our snazzy new HP Elitebooks from IT. Nice lil laptops.
Guess how many apps they installed for us off the list of "Applications Devs Need" that was submitted with the original request that they asked us to provide.
Goddamn 0. 0 Apps installed. ”Instead here is admin access, install what you want.”
Being a PC guy I don't mind setting up a new environment but things like Office365 and Adobe CC could of been installed for me, I don't have the licence info offhand so now I gotta bug IT again and why ask for a list if your not going to install any of them?? Ugh. I don't have time to sit here while Adobe installs the whole suite....
What's the first thing you install on your new PC? I find I grab ConEMU first.6
> Got old netbook
> Want to install arch + i3 on it
> Be lazy, choose manjaro i3 edition
> wget manjaro-i3.iso && dd if=!* of=/dev/sdb
> test with qemu, works
> try with netbook
> duckedgo manjaro i3 i686
> not in this plan of existence
> fuck this, I'll use pure arch
> duckedgo arch i686
> not in this plan of existence (bis)
> finally find archlinux32
> champagne !
> wget archlinux32.iso && dd if=!* of=/dev/sdb
> test with qemu, works
> boot netbook from usb
> get to grub, choose "boot live arch linux"
> kernel panic - no working init found
> go to bed, nobody ain't got time fo' dis
Seriously tho, if one of you has a solution or knows a supported i3 or barebones version or Linux to install on an old guy, I'm all ears...3
I got a very low power Netbook lately for basically no money.
I thought about using it for some server monitoring / server access via ssh console.
Which Linux distros would you recommend for such a use case. Tried Something like core-os and Debian(lxde) yet but wasn't very satisfied with both options. Both could not display the battery capacity and Debian didn't detect the Intel WiFi.
The Netbook has 512mb of ram which should be fine for a lightweight gui and more than enough for a ssh connection 😅
Thanks a lot for the recommendations :)12
Just wondering what did I miss.
I missed this place a lot. My poor netbook from last post is on its final few moments. Got new hardware, finally. Now, I'm learning more and more.
I've been distro hopping for a while now, and I can't settle on one. I'm stuck using a netbook with Intel Atom and 1GB RAM right now, any suggestions for a sexy, lightweight, and feature rich distro that won't run like shit?
I've already had Xubuntu, Debian, Arch, Kali, Elementary OS, and Puppy Linux.7
Someone asked me for help with his netbook not being able to boot. Turns out the last person who tried to repair it wiped out the HDD without installing an OS. Another thing is that this one's legacy. Glad that I still keep a Windows XP ISO here with me.3
I need your help please !
I'm about to buy a netbook to use it as a portable dev environment ; it should be able to run Eclipse, some code editor, GCC, and a virtual machine.
I've found a Lenovo E135 with 8GB RAM for only 100€ but the main problem is that his processor is an AMD E2-2000 (only 1,75GHz, and AMD)... Will it be enough to do what i want ?
I've also found a Lenovo Thinkpad x230 with a Core i5 (2,6 GHz) and 4 GB RAM for only 170€ but the problem there is the battery (the core i5 consume much more power)
Which one should i buy ? (Knowing that i have only 100€ but i could manage to get the missing 70€ for the x230)
Thanks for your help !10
Back in 2004-2005 when I was 2-3 years old, (I guess that, from this statement, the fact that I'm 15 rn can be inferred), I would sit on my dad's dinosaur computer. I don't remember brands and stuff, just Windows XP, Dial-up internet and the heap of CD-ROMs I had my parents buy me. They had all kinds of games, software, etc. It was a time when sharing that kind of stuff over the internet was, to say the least, impractical. It kind of makes me feel older than I am, looking at the cases full of those CDs, remnants of a past era. But what I consider my first actual exposure was in 2007, when I got my first laptop (netbook) and started diving in, exploring. It was the computer through which I learnt programming (My first lang was cpp), and the one that got me interested to dive deeper into the matter.
A friend of mine is looking for a note-/netbook to do some programming.
It shouldn't be too pricy (up to 500€ I guess)
Back when I switched from a Asus netbook to a Acer notebook, I wanted to switch the laptop to sleeping mode, and thus I pressed the power button. I expected the computer to go to sleeping mode, but no. Acer liked to change the power settings. Ofcourse I hadn't saved anything of the thing I still had opened...2
Has anyone experience with putting Linux on a asus e200ha Netbook? Want to get rid of Windows but I'm concerned about driver availability and battery life.1
Bought a new Small Netbook recently.
Wanted to install Linux, because Yeah, working with Linux All the time and I'm " in love" with it ;)
But ... it's not working properly.. No Sound, some keys aren't supported and some other Shit that arent working as expected.
Shit. Tried everything, multiple times, the Hardware is not really compatible with Linux. Damn, this is the only shit about Linux..
Yeah, I'm now so desperated, that I've Just installed Windows 10.
My only hope - the new bash/Power Shell. Does anybody has made some (good) experience with it?9
So... I'm on an old netbook with a screen resolution lower than 720p, and some websites / web designers decide this means I should get some sort of half-arsed mobile page... seriously, why... this is fucking stupid!3
I've been wanting to play with and do some development on Linux again. However, my only spare computer is an old Asus netbook. Has anyone loaded Linux on any of those $150 to $200 mini PCs you can find on Amazon? Do they work well and have driver support? I was thinking it would make a good little machine to just have on my desk.1