[lug] OT: netbook opinions?
horlenkarl at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 5 15:12:52 MST 2009
> He has a 1.5hr commute on the metro link in LA. Uses a
> Treo w/ verizon and an eepc (solid state storage, XP). Can
> connect the netbook to the phone via bluetooth to get
> internet connectivity. Checks mail, some web surfing.
any firsthand experience with how well (fast / reliable)
also, any knowledge about how wireless broadband security
compares to standard wireless access point type security?
is it any more or less secure? is it as easy to snoop on?
> A fair amount of podcast/webcast viewing (offline,
> preloaded before going to work). Some videos (also preloaded).
that sounds good.
> Uses the phone (no ipod) for music.
as a cell phone neophyte, how does one use a phone for music these
days? do you download the song to the phone or is it streamed in
real time? i imagine decent sound is achieved through headphones?
> use the phone's gps and the netbook as a car navigation
> system (no more worry about road bumps taking out an active disk).
how do you do this? via bluetooth from the phone to the netbook?
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