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Trados + CD dictionaries with netbook?
Thread poster: Clifford Marcus
Clifford Marcus
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Jan 14, 2009

Is it possible to use Trados (I use version 7) with a netbook? - I was thinking of the samsung NC10 Netbook which seems to be the highest powered one.
Would a netbook also be able to accommodate standard CD dictionaries as well (obviously I'd need to get a CD drive to install them).
Any help deeply appreciated

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Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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There are... Jan 14, 2009

... portable versions of Trados. They are just 50M, 1 file, and run from a flash-drive... Think about portable soft.

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not the issue Jan 14, 2009

Sergei Leshchinsky wrote:

... portable versions of Trados. They are just 50M, 1 file, and run from a flash-drive... Think about portable soft.

Being able to install the software or having the storage space is not the bottleneck.
The performance of netbooks is so limited that software may run so slowly as to be of no practical use.
I don't know how Trados does on weak hardware. It doesn't do anything too fancy so it should be ok but who knows... If you have a platter HD be prepared for very slow searches in large TMs. Also, you may not even be able to use very large TMs and termbases due to RAM limitations.

Dictionaries should be ok, if you have one that needs you to insert the cd (every time it runs or every now and agin), use daemon tools or other virtual drive software. Daemon tools also allows you to install these without a USB CD drive. Just make a disc image on another computer and trasfer it to the netbook, then mount it. (In all likelihood, you can also install from the files themselves, simply copied off the CD.)

[Edited at 2009-01-14 20:29 GMT]

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Miroslav Jeftic  Identity Verified
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Yup. Jan 14, 2009

I can see that the model you mentioned has 160GB hard drive, so it's more than enough for the full version of the software you need.

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Narcis Lozano Drago  Identity Verified
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Yes, you can Jan 15, 2009

I use Trados 2007 in a netbook (a Kojinsha S130B), running Vista, no problem so far.

As for the CD dictionaries (or any CD software for that matter), you don't really need an external drive. If you have another computer with a CD/DVD drive you can connect both computers using a Crossover cable, share the drive and install the software in your netbook from it.


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