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What are some must have programs for a netbook? Answered

Its running windows xp home by the way.

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gmxxBest Answer (author)2009-03-22

Firefox, open office or ms office, itunes, gimp or photoshop. What are you looking for?

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napoleonis (author)2009-10-10

haha photoshop really run !!!!!!!!
i have it also on my asus.
must have for me is foxit reader,office 2003(old school,2007 sucks),smplayer,tuneup utilities(mostly for memory optimizer,i have 512 but it's ok),firefox ofcource ,ccleaner,winrar.

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Joe Martin (author)2009-03-23
  • Rainmeter (Gives you desktop gadgets without the huge use of ram and cpu)
  • Rocketdock (No messy icons!)
  • Foobar2000 (Best MP3 player ever)
  • VLC (Play just about anything you chuck at it)
  • Eeerotate (Even if don't have an eee, Rotates the orientation of the touchpad to use it like a book)
  • Winrar (Brilliant lightweight extractor)
  • ESET NOD32 (Low system use and fast boot antivirus)
  • Foxit reader (PDF)
  • Sims 2 (Runs well, A little choppy sometimes but very playable)
  • Rollercoaster tycoon 8) (Plays no problem, the game is FTW!)
  • Photoshop (I'm running 7, Works great)
  • Office 2007 (Still getting used to this!

I use mine as my main daily computer now, You will be very surprised how much these little things can run I think, Don't think of it as a device for just browsing the internet. Use it as you would a normal computer!

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countable (author)Joe Martin2009-03-25

You ran photoshop on a netbook? +1 internets to you sir.

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Joe Martin (author)countable2009-03-25
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Joe Martin (author)Joe Martin2009-03-25

Oh, and really try not to think of it as a "netbook", It can do anything a normal computer can do really.

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countable (author)Joe Martin2009-03-26

I would have thought the lack of multicore and higher graphics acceleration would have stopped it from running things like photoshop?

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Joe Martin (author)countable2009-03-26

I think you would be supprised at how snappy the atom prossesor is! It supports hyperthreading which helps the preformance. The grahpics on mine are a intel 950 128MB chipset, Runs sims 2 pretty smooth and should support sims 3 at lower settings from the specs I've seen so far.

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