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Join Date: Feb 2010
The Useful-Software-for-Netbooks Thread - 03-06-2010, 12:11 PM
I've searched a bit, and didn't find a Thread where people can show the software they use on their Netbooks. Please tell me if i'm wrong.
@Mods: I didn't really know where to put the thread, as, in fact, it concerns Netbooks in General. But as i use a Dell mini 10v (soon, Lenovo S10e at the moment), i put it (selfish as i am) here . Please move it if there's a better place for it.
When giving a suggestion always tell which OS you use.
EDIT: By useful programs i mean programs which work well in spite of the weak CPU, small screen etc, like fastest/best fitting browser etc. In fact, every suggestion which makes working with a netbook more comfortable is welcome.
Compact Classic: (Addon for Firefox) another one to maximize screen for browsing. It replaces the Menu,Tabbar etc with smaller ones. Works great on OS-X and WinXP.
Hide Caption Bar: (Addon for Firefox) The name speaks for itself great in combination with Compact Classic. (havenÂ´t tried in Osx)
NoScript: (Addon for Firefox) Blocks scripts, great when visiting sites with a lot of advertising, they load faster. YouÂ´ll be able to allow scripts when needed.
THX to reflex
Celestia: "... The free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Celestia runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X." (Quote from their site)
THX to reflex
Portable Applications :Portable Apps are programs you don't need to install for use. So you can run them from a flash drive, and take programs like Firefox with all your Bookmarks, or your mail-client with you. Useful if you have an SSD and want to save diskspace. Once launched, they apparently are not slower than the installed versions of the apps.
OSX: OS X Portable Applications — FreeSMUG
Windows: Portable App Directory | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB drives
THX to soccer6x
Foxiframe: (Addon for Firefox) maximizes space while browsing, with the capability of Full-Screening the Webpage youÂ´re looking at. All the menus are then set to auto-hide. Caption is also hidden. Unfortunately it doesnÂ´t work that great on OS-X as on WinXP.
WinSetupFromUsb: Very useful to install WinXP or Vista from a USB-Stick, with GUI (i'm sorry i didn't find a english Download site, prog is in english though)
WinSetupFromUSB - Download - COMPUTER BILD
DataFileHost - WinSetup-1-0-beta6.7z (newer Version, beta though)
How to install from USB- WinSetupFromUSB with GUI - MSFN Forums (how-to, features listed, up-to-date versions)
THX to Strephon Alkhalikoi
Panda Cloud Antivirus: Free Cloud-computing based Antivirus, apparently using less ressources than usual Antivirus-Software
DOWNLOAD FREE ANTIVIRUS - The first free cloud antivirus against viruses - CLOUD ANTIVIRUS (i was forwarded to a german download-site, it may depends on where you are, anyway, just push the big green button )
THX to jdcnosse
iStat Menus 2.0: It's a system monitor to keep an eye on temperatures, ram/disk use etc.
iStat Menus, a Mac app by iSlayer
You're welcome to add stuff!
Join Date: Mar 2010
03-11-2010, 01:06 AM
WinSetupFromUSB certainly would have made my Windows 7 installation life easier. I used diskpart to make the USB stick.
The version of WinSetupFromUSB linked here is way out of date. New version was released a few days ago: How to install from USB- WinSetupFromUSB with GUI - MSFN Forums
Join Date: Apr 2009
03-12-2010, 05:00 PM
One the programs I've been using alot on my Mini recently is Celestia. Being able to explore the Solar System, stars and galaxies on a 2.5lb device is pretty cool (and educational). At night, Celestia is also helpful in spotting and identifying REAL stars and planets.
To make the most of the GMA950's limited 3D abilities, I recommend playing with the render options (Ctrl+v to toggle, I like "multi-texture") and changing star display to simple points. Celestia also seems to take a fair amount of CPU, even when "idle", so don't leave it running in the background when you're on battery. But it's still educational and fun, even running at reduced settings.
Mini 1012 | SSD | Intel 6200 Wifi | Ubuntu 11.10 64bit
Join Date: Feb 2010
03-13-2010, 10:44 AM
Nice thread ill chime in here.
I love anything i can run off of a thumbstick.
->Movies on the go
-> Light photo editing
Open Office Portable
My idea is that these machines have a small HDD or SSD and i always carry a thumbstick so why not put it to use.
Dell Mini 10 | 1GB ram | 160GB HDD | Win 7 Starter |
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