Hi everyone! I don't know if sometimes someone read this thread by accident or not, not important at all. Everybody knows that people don't post on forums "for others", but to see their own posts displayed (except if they really need a very serious reply to solve a specific problem, just my opinion).
Now some thoughts about SL and netbooks...
I must say I have the same fun with mine than with my old desktop, except a lower framerate, but close to the one we have when watching movies in RL. I know you can't believe me, lol. Ok ok, maybe maybe maybe a smaller screen.
About movies playing in SL, since I installed Quicktime on the netbook, they work perfectly, like on the desktop. Of course they eat a few bandwith (not a problem if the internet connexion is good).
Now running SL in a window or fullscreen? That is the question. Nobody has the same opinion. Better framerate in a window, I can notice a difference. And of course, it's more comfortable (we can stay on the web if needed, while being in SL). Just about me, I'm connected to an online dictionary during the whole SL session...
BTW in full screen, the resolution is 1024 x 600 (the native screen). In a (maximized) window, 1024 x 577. No visible distorsion in both images, ratio very similar to 16 x 9 (1.777).
One more thing about framerates. I get more fps in my skyboxes (containing lots of scripted objects, sorry LL, I'm a big provider of lag for the region, lol). The fact is well-known by residents but I have never read a really good explanation. I think I must launch a totally empty skybox, and test. I'm quite sure I can get 30 fps and more in the sky, when walking inside the box!
A last word about the RAM. Like with my old desktop (same RAM, 2 Go) I got rid of the virtual memory. Despite the graphics GMA 3150 takes its memory in the RAM (max 384 MB), I never use 2 GO in my SL.
That's all for now. I know, ridiculous post for true gamers, but I affirm we (at least me) can have fun when running SL on a netbook, in case of necessity. If you choose the right computer and the right viewer (the Rainbow Viewer) with the right settings. Again, as always just my opinion.