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

From: hiro <>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 15:03:16 +0300

On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 2:50 PM, Anselm R Garbe <> wrote:
> 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,
> --Anselm

What's the advantage compared to the thinkpad x series? Or is it just
because of the price?
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