Question about RevMobile
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
> 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:
> 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) ?
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