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1101
07-10-2010, 02:02 PM
Hi there. Im looking at some 10" netbooks, HP Mini etc.
Is Win7 Starter or XP the way to go (speedwise etc ) ??
It will need to run Office as well, & be used by someone not computer savvy

Dont say Linux :rolleyes:

pcuser42
07-10-2010, 02:09 PM
Windows 7, just because it's newer. :p

:pf1mobmini:

nedkelly
07-10-2010, 02:47 PM
how long until you change your name to pcuserwin7?

AvonBill
07-10-2010, 02:49 PM
My daughter has a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 1GB with Windows starter and it performs just fine.

pcuser42
07-10-2010, 05:58 PM
how long until you change your name to pcuserwin7?

I won't, as stated before it'll become pcuser42.

The Error Guy
07-10-2010, 06:31 PM
I'd say 7, if it is a bit slow you can put a copy of XP on it and it will (or should) go fine. You can put a lighter OS on a better machine but it won't work so well the other way around

Nomad
07-10-2010, 09:17 PM
Windows 7, just because it's newer. :p

:pf1mobmini:

2x :D

It just feels better and more modern, networking might work better as well, longer for win updates etc. With Win2k, I find that networking works with W7 but it takes a while to warm up. A group of W7s just work. Wireless is better too on W7 not sure if that was the h/w related thou.

jareemon
07-10-2010, 09:38 PM
the taskbar icons in 7 should make for easier multi-tasking on the small screen, too

johnd
07-10-2010, 10:12 PM
Done a bit of research on netbooks recently and come to the conclusion that the best value for money is the ASUS eee (it's on it's way to me but mine won't have MS Windows on it).

johnd
07-10-2010, 10:13 PM
Dont say Linux :rolleyes:

i didn't.

Brooko
08-10-2010, 12:59 AM
Which model did you end up getting John?

johnd
08-10-2010, 01:11 PM
Which model did you end up getting John?
This one:

http://commercial.asus.com/product/detail/52