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> Netbooks And Ubuntu Making Me Lazy! :p
post Aug 20 2009, 06:48 AM
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Just popping in to see if there is anything new. Hope everyone is alive and kickin! biggrin.gif

After reading through the threads, esp the one on Zubuntu, I realised how lazy I've become!
Ever since I started using Ubuntu on my main notebook, I learn to take for granted the ease of use of Ubuntu and forget how hard it was to get my Zaurii (sl5500 and c1000) to work exactly the way I want it to.

Now with a netbook running Jaunty, it almost seem ridiculous to me to have to follow any precise steps in installing Ubuntu. Until I read the Zubuntu thread. wink.gif

I'm not complaining abt Zubuntu ... I have it (half) working on my c1000 but it's been months since I use it. I'm complaining about myself ... ... taking a back seat and not really willing to try out the latest greatest OS. Why, I even thought of restoring my c1000 back to Cacko just so that I know everything that was working would work as it did.

I only stopped because I was too lazy to even do that.

I blame it on the ease of use of Ubuntu!! laugh.gif ph34r.gif tongue.gif
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post Aug 28 2009, 04:18 AM
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Interesting thread. There is nothing wrong with being lazy - why would anybody seek to do more than they need to do? Cacko is a bit old and clunky but it still gets the job done. It is stable and has pretty much a full compliment of applications, particularly when configured with pocketworkstation and Meanie's XQt interface.

I guess that if you dont need a pocketable device then a netbook is going to win every time. Personally, I've been disappointed at how the netbook market has evolved. I bought an original eeePC and I was expecting future devices to become even smaller and cheaper, but what we are seeing is netbooks becoming more like regular laptops in size and cost. What I really want is the device that Psion would have made if they had kept on developing consumer hardware - good keyboard, large, clear screen, wireless, bluetooth, etc etc, but that fits into a jacket pocket.

The Z is still a very respectable bit of hardware but I do feel it has lost its way with so many fragmented and un-polished distros. I was impressed when I tested Zubuntu earlier this year, but it was not quite ready for daily use back then. Watching with interest.
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