I recently decided to purchase a new notebook or “netbook” sized computer. Because I travel a lot, small size and light weight are very important to me. A new class of computers called “netbooks” has appeared in the past year or so, all of them weighing less than three pounds and all of them able to slip into an overcoat pocket or into the carry-on baggage that I typically take when traveling.
I am a Macintosh fan and prefer the Mac operating system. My original goal was to purchase a tiny Macintosh laptop, but Apple doesn't make one. To be sure, the Macintosh “Air” is a very thin laptop computer and is a technological marvel, but it is still too large to fit into a coat pocket. Its high price of $1,800 or more, depending upon the options chosen, was also well beyond the capabilities of my checkbook. Yet I frequently see Windows and Linux-based laptops that meet my needs – except for the choice of operating system – at prices of $400 and even less.
I decided to make my own Macintosh netbook computer.
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