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Gingersnap
11-27-2009, 05:46 PM
Hah Hah!

Still getti8ng used to the keyboard. :eek:

djones520
11-27-2009, 05:49 PM
That would drive me nuts. I hijacked my wifes keyboard while she's been gone cause I was to lazy to swap the batteries in mine. It's smaller then my keyboard is and I was hitting the wrong keys all the time. Finally drove me nuts enough to get mine running again. :D

stsinner
11-27-2009, 05:50 PM
Hah Hah!

Still getti8ng used to the keyboard. :eek:

I hear you there.. I bought my wife one last week, and the right shift key is so small, and the up arrow occupies what would have been the inner half of the shift key.. Fun toy, though.

FlaGator
11-27-2009, 05:57 PM
Hah Hah!

Still getti8ng used to the keyboard. :eek:

Get a docking station, or use a remote keyboard and mouse or both. Makes a big difference.

stsinner
11-27-2009, 05:58 PM
Get a docking station, or use a remote keyboard and mouse or both. Makes a big difference.

Than what's the point of a netbook? The whole purpose is ultra portability.

SarasotaRepub
11-27-2009, 06:08 PM
You still don't have a cell phone...DO YOU???? :p

Good posting with da new toy!!

megimoo
11-27-2009, 06:09 PM
Hah Hah!

Still getti8ng used to the keyboard. :eek:I hate the notebook mice, buy a wireless mouse and a notebook soft case with a mouse pouch !

Gingersnap
11-27-2009, 06:39 PM
Now I'm on the new laptop. :D

FlaGator
11-27-2009, 06:42 PM
Than what's the point of a netbook? The whole purpose is ultra portability.

What's more portable in a house that a remote keyboard and mouse. When I use my laptop at home I connect it to a 46 inch HD LCD TV and use the key board or remote from the couch or the dinning room table. When I'm out then I suffer with the tiny keyboard.

FlaGator
11-27-2009, 06:44 PM
Now I'm on the new laptop. :D

Someone's been on a spending spree. A new notebook and a new laptop? Jez, your going all out. When are you going to hook up the new desktop?

Gingersnap
11-27-2009, 07:02 PM
Someone's been on a spending spree. A new notebook and a new laptop? Jez, your going all out. When are you going to hook up the new desktop?

I did it this afternoon - thanks for asking. :p

FlaGator
11-27-2009, 07:22 PM
I did it this afternoon - thanks for asking. :p
I've done a little spending too.
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b26/flagator/office.jpg
This is my at home office: 2 24 inch monitors (an HP and a ViewSonic). The are run off my HP Desktop (under the desk). Then there is my laptop with a 17inch monitor. I use this for connecting to work. Depending on the need I can share the ViewSonic (the one in the middle) with either my desktop or my laptop. I can also remote desktop into the Server 2008 fileserver/firewall this is in the livingroom and run that on one of the screens. I have database servers and a webserver on the fileserver for doing web development work.

stsinner
11-27-2009, 07:27 PM
What's more portable in a house that a remote keyboard and mouse. When I use my laptop at home I connect it to a 46 inch HD LCD TV and use the key board or remote from the couch or the dinning room table. When I'm out then I suffer with the tiny keyboard.

yeah, but we have a two desktops and a laptop, but the laptop is too heavy for my wife to sit on the couch with when she's nursing the baby, so the netbook I just bought her fills this void very well.. A wireless keypbard and mouse will get you too far from the 10" screen to be able to see anything.. I did buy her the HP laser mouse with the micro-dongle antenna.. That thing is sweet!! She hates the touchpads as much as I do, and we both disable the blasted things...

Treating it like a real computer wouldn't be very bright, because the whole purpose of the netbook is the web cafe and Wi-Fi while on the go.. They have very inefficient cooling because their size doesn't allow for a fan.. I think they're just for temporary away from home computer usage, but never intended to be your sole computer.

Big Guy
11-27-2009, 07:28 PM
Dugh, I got a puter. Still lernin how to use it. :o:D

FlaGator
11-27-2009, 07:33 PM
yeah, but we have a two desktops and a laptop, but the laptop is too heavy for my wife to sit on the couch with when she's nursing the baby, so the netbook I just bought her fills this void very well.. A wireless keypbard and mouse will get you too far from the 10" screen to be able to see anything.. I did buy her the HP laser mouse with the micro-dongle antenna.. That thing is sweet!! She hates the touchpads as much as I do, and we both disable the blasted things...

Treating it like a real computer wouldn't be very bright, because the whole purpose of the netbook is the web cafe and Wi-Fi while on the go.. They have very inefficient cooling because their size doesn't allow for a fan.. I think they're just for temporary away from home computer usage, but never intended to be your sole computer.

I hate those things too. I disable them and carry a tiny wireless mouse in my laptop case. I'd rather not use it than have to deal with that touchpad.

When I mentioned the docking station I thought that the notebook was going to be the main computer. I didn't realize she bought out Best Buy.

lacarnut
11-27-2009, 07:35 PM
I am posting from my new Asus 10" laptop. I have fairly large hands which make it hard to type and the print is so small. Will just use it when I go to the beach; it is a pain using that touchpad.

stsinner
11-27-2009, 07:37 PM
I am posting from my new Asus 10" laptop. I have fairly large hands which make it hard to type and the print is so small. Will just use it when I go to the beach; it is a pain using that mouse.

Ten inch? I'm pretty sure that's a netbook... There is a diff'rence.. My wife's an an Asus Eee....

Netbooks (also called mini notebooks or subnotebooks) are a rapidly evolving[1] category of small, light and inexpensive laptop computers suited for general computing and accessing web-based applications; they are often marketed as "companion devices," that is, to augment a user's other computer access.[1] Walt Mossberg called them a "relatively new category of small, light, minimalist and cheap laptops." [2] By August 2009, CNET called netbooks "nothing more than smaller, cheaper notebooks."[1]

Not a big deal, but to me, laptop means built in drives, 15" or larger screen, built in cooling fan, docking station port, able to handle full-on computer, but a netbook has a 10.2" or smaller screen, no internal removable media drives, no fan, no docking station, and are mainly used for connection to the web..

Rockntractor
11-27-2009, 07:42 PM
I didn't realize she bought out Best Buy.
Meenie!:D

stsinner
11-27-2009, 07:46 PM
I hate those things too. I disable them and carry a tiny wireless mouse in my laptop case. I'd rather not use it than have to deal with that touchpad.

When I mentioned the docking station I thought that the notebook was going to be the main computer. I didn't realize she bought out Best Buy.

She said "netbook," and that implies a tiny web-surfing computer.. I may be splitting hairs here, but a netbook and a notebook infer totally different mental images to me.. One is powerful, and one is a toy.. Right now I'm on my Dell Notebook, and my wife is on her Asus netbook surfing the web.. Diff'rence is-I could put in Command and Conquer Generals and play it, and the same game would burn her netbook up in minutes if it could load it at all, and my notebook is 3 years old, versus her brand new netbook.. The netbook is perfect for what she intends it for, which is baby forum surfing and recipie searching...

Gingersnap
11-27-2009, 07:48 PM
Meenie!:D

Nothing mean about it - they had what I wanted for what I was prepared to spend on a partial Apple system.

Rockntractor
11-27-2009, 07:53 PM
Nothing mean about it - they had what I wanted for what I was prepared to spend on a partial Apple system.

No flagator was mean for accusing you of buying out best buy.

lacarnut
11-27-2009, 07:58 PM
Ten inch? I'm pretty sure that's a netbook... There is a diff'rence.. My wife's an an Asus Eee....

Netbooks (also called mini notebooks or subnotebooks) are a rapidly evolving[1] category of small, light and inexpensive laptop computers suited for general computing and accessing web-based applications; they are often marketed as "companion devices," that is, to augment a user's other computer access.[1] Walt Mossberg called them a "relatively new category of small, light, minimalist and cheap laptops." [2] By August 2009, CNET called netbooks "nothing more than smaller, cheaper notebooks."[1]

Not a big deal, but to me, laptop means built in drives, 15" or larger screen, built in cooling fan, docking station port, able to handle full-on computer, but a netbook has a 10.2" or smaller screen, no internal removable media drives, no fan, no docking station, and are mainly used for connection to the web..

I just bought it. My Asus Eee is like a toy. I have not figured out if it has spellcheck cause I am computer challenged.

FlaGator
11-27-2009, 09:38 PM
She said "netbook," and that implies a tiny web-surfing computer.. I may be splitting hairs here, but a netbook and a notebook infer totally different mental images to me.. One is powerful, and one is a toy.. Right now I'm on my Dell Notebook, and my wife is on her Asus netbook surfing the web.. Diff'rence is-I could put in Command and Conquer Generals and play it, and the same game would burn her netbook up in minutes if it could load it at all, and my notebook is 3 years old, versus her brand new netbook.. The netbook is perfect for what she intends it for, which is baby forum surfing and recipie searching...

You are correct, my mental dyslexia probably read it as "notebook".

Rockntractor
11-27-2009, 09:58 PM
You are correct, my mental dyslexia probably read it as "notebook".
You have dental myslexia?

FlaGator
11-27-2009, 10:06 PM
You have dental myslexia?

Hamburger's Syndrome.

JackKetch
11-27-2009, 11:43 PM
Hamburger's Syndrome.

i have halfzheimer's disease. :D i also have a touchpad on my laptop and love it. when you have arthritis in your hands, it's painful to use a mouse. it doesn't take that long to get used to a touchpad once you decide to use one and quit mourning the mouse.

Rockntractor
11-28-2009, 12:07 AM
i have halfzheimer's disease. :D i also have a touchpad on my laptop and love it. when you have arthritis in your hands, it's painful to use a mouse. it doesn't take that long to get used to a touchpad once you decide to use one and quit mourning the mouse.
Touch pads work better when your driving.

BadCat
11-28-2009, 12:45 PM
Gimme your email address and I'll see if your anti-virus software works.

Gingersnap
11-28-2009, 12:48 PM
Gimme your email address and I'll see if your anti-virus software works.

It wouldn't matter how well it worked - you could hack it. :p

RobJohnson
11-28-2009, 02:27 PM
Congrats on the new equipment Ginger.

I went on a shopping spree for a few minutes before work yesterday, it helps when you bring home $800 of the casino's money the night before. :D