Re: [dwm] Asustek EEE PC 1000 Atom 1GB 40G SSD Linux Black

From: Matthias-Christian Ott <>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 12:28:18 +0200

Anselm R Garbe wrote:
> What do people think about such an EEE PC as low budget option to run
> dwm on? Any experiences already if the screen is big enough for daily
> work? I had an opportunity yesterday to try one, and I must admit I'm
> keen to order one. The keyboard and keys have surprisingly proper
> size.

The previous EEE PC models were unusable with dwm (well, pretty much
unusable with everything), except maybe monocle.
I don't have one (I think these mini-notebooks are just toys and wasted
money), but my 17" CRT runs at 1024x768. As far as I know the EEE PC
has a resolution of 1024x600, so it's compareable.
Working with 1024x768 makes tiling unusable (except maybe with multiple
horizontal masters and no stacking area (there were some patches for
this some time ago)) and you are forced to use tags as workspaces or use
monocle and floating.
So as far as I can tell, running dwm on everything >19" or >1600x1200 is
painful and does only have some smaller advantages (like code size,
keyboard usage, performance) over other WIMP window managers.
Therefore save our planet and don't buy these e-waste.
> Kind regards,
> --Anselm

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