If you don’t mind, I would like to leave for a moment the devlopment behind, and ask a question: what do you think about netbooks and development?
I mean, I would like to buy a netbook, and I’ve already found and affordable one, and I’m going to buy it for carrying it around at the university and in conferences, so I can access the Web, chats and things like that with a light instrument; what I’m asking is: for your experience, how is using a netbook in events like hackmeetings or development meetings, for example like the “KDE projectname sprint” ones?
I have already experienced programming on an Atom (I have an eeebox at home, and I had to use it for a couple of weeks while waiting for my new notebook), and of course I had been able to develop some code without much fuss, yes I had to wait some time while recompiling code, but not that much in the end, so is it worth bringing a netbook to that kind of meeting?
The positive aspect is that a netbook is light in dimensions and weight, and I can survive on a 10″ screen for a few days (I had a friend who survived on a 7″ screen for a year!), and I can bring it with me every time (I don’t want to leave a computer in a hotel room, for example…).
Please, comment and tell your opinion!