Question about RevMobile

Alex Tweedly alex at tweedly.net
Sat Apr 10 19:04:48 CDT 2010


Richard Gaskin wrote:
> FWIW, I picked up a netbook a few months ago and have been very happy 
> with it.  It weighs only slightly more than an iPad, cost about $200 
> less, has a physical keyboard, the screen is self-supported so I don't 
> need to hold it with one hand while typing with the other, it folds up 
> nicely so I can stuff it in my shoulder bag without worrying about 
> screen damage, and best of all it comes bundled with an entire 
> computer. :)
>
> I can run anything I want on it:  I'm learning R right now and it's 
> nice to be able to have it available on every computer I use.  And of 
> course Rev runs well there, even though I've set my netbook up with 
> Ubuntu.
>
> I used to use the standard Ubuntu for my netbook until I discovered 
> the Ubunutu Netbook Remix, optimized in both architecture and UI for 
> netbooks - you can learn more about it here:
> <http://www.canonical.com/projects/ubuntu/unr>
>
> You may find Ubuntu more Mac-like than Windows, but there are plenty 
> of Windows-based netbooks as well if you prefer, and pretty much all 
> netbooks are dirt cheap (usually between US$300 and US$500).
>
> And you can not only run Rev on a netbook, you can use the IDE as 
> well.  I've enjoyed many a cappuccino while coding at my corner 
> bakery. :)
I thought the reason that netbooks were so cheap was because they were 
under-powered, or under-spec'ed.
Do you find them (or it) adequate for general use ?
Does it run the full Rev IDE  reasonably (I know you use a fairly 
minimalist one most of the time) ?

Thanks
-- Alex.




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