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PDR60 PDR60 is offline
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Default 06-08-2009, 03:21 AM

I guess I'm one of few that uses their Mini 9's for work. I have a couple of 32GB SDHC cards that I keep most of my stuff on. This is a great travel companion. For the road warrior who does support for any kind of systems its a great tool. I do miss some of my games but I'm hoping for a Mini 9 or 10 that will have the Nvidia ION this fall. I use it for working on Firewall, routers, linux mail servers and just generally anything along with internet browsing, mail and some video watching.

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Default 06-08-2009, 03:49 AM

Web-surfing, email, movies, some coding. It goes in my purse. I can work anywhere, like at the playground while the kids are playing. Great for traveling. I have OSX on my mini 9 and it is a great companion to my mac mini.
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Default 06-08-2009, 05:35 AM

I'll be using my Mini 9 for college this fall; Web browsing, email, social networking, word processing.

For now, it's used to tryout different OSs (Ubuntu, OS X) and a computer to use around the house (instead of being limited to just my room)
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Default 06-11-2009, 12:13 PM

I am using my first one as an internet connection usage monitor/controller. I will be running Mac on the second. I originally got the first because I wanted something small that will not take up much desk space to run my bandwidth monitor software. Very please with it and since bought a second one.

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Default 06-16-2009, 03:22 AM

As a graduate student, I always need some kind of computer close at hand... My main computer is a 17" Macbook pro which weighs a ton when I'm doing a lot of walking to and from campus... With a stack of books...

So I bought my mini 9 for basic wordprocessing/taking notes at the coffee shop or library. I also travel a lot so having a little computer that I could slip into my purse was appealing to me. Some semblance of battery life is also a plus!
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Default 06-19-2009, 05:31 AM

Honestly, I havent turned my laptop or desktop on since I bought this. 90 percent of my internet use are forums, email and surfing. The other 10 percent is youtub/hulu and I'm getting used to the way its played. I'm also not a pc gamer so there is no loss there for me. I have a PS3 for that.
I'm meeting somebody tomorrow to sell my laptop as I just dont need it anymore.

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Default 08-03-2009, 09:13 AM

I bought it to access my office and home PC's when I'm away. I do it with Radmin software.
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Default 08-03-2009, 09:48 PM

I'm primarily my desktop user, but I use my netbook when I'm watching TV, especially when watching Blue Jays baseball.

I haven't had a chance to bring it outside the house yet, but I'll definitely take it with me next time I travel.

Since it's so cool to have your system specs in your signature here...

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Default 08-04-2009, 04:40 AM

1. Operating systems testbed. Being mostly common hardware, most x86 operating systems will run on it and use most of the hardware. (Card reader and camera are still iffy)

2. Laying in back in bed without leaving the web

3. Cheap computer I can comfortably take anywhere and it's not a huge loss if it gets stolen or broken. I've got $300 in my Vostro, as opposed to $900 in my Desktop and $1200 in each of my other laptops. I'll take more risks with my Vostro A90 than anything else. And it's easier to take more risks with too, because it's small, light, sturdy, and has no moving parts.

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Default 08-04-2009, 06:58 PM

Originally Posted by ptdmini12 View Post
I also use my mini to collect fingerprints.
LOL !!! That was great !
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