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

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 12:50:57 +0100

2008/9/5 Matthias-Christian Ott <>:
> 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.

Well, I used 1024x768 most of my life and it was very usable for me.
All you need to do is using some 10pt font to get some terminals on
the screen.

> 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.

Well give it a try in some shop and I bet you will judge it
differently then. I also thought exactly the same about such small pcs
that they are unusable and wasted money, but now I think I was wrong
after having tested one...

Kind regards,
Received on Fri Sep 05 2008 - 11:50:57 UTC

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