Monday, March 15, 2010

Running VS2008 on a Netbook

As I am not always home but still want to be able to work on my personal project, at the lowest cost possible, I finally bought myself a brand new ASPIRE ONE 532h from ACER. This one ships with the new Intel Atom N450, 1 GB of Memory, a 160GB HDD and a 3 cell Li-ion battery that last around 4 hours. 

I installed Visual Studio 2008 Professional on it and I have to admit that it runs fine as long as you don't try to open or build a huge solution. The 10.1 inches screen does the job but when writing code into VS I strongly recommend going full screen using the "view" menu or the "Shift + Alt + Enter" shortcut. See for yourselves in the following screenshots.

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