EEE PC 900

Aug. 7th, 2008 01:11 pm
mesniu: (kneeling)
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Ever since I heard about them from [profile] rodneyorpheus, I've wanted one of these.

It looks as though it will finally happen tomorrow.

I can't wait.

No, I'm not getting rid of the Dell. I'm sending it in to be serviced and refurbished, then wiping the hard drive and converting its use exclusively to media production.

The new one is the same size as the ones I got for my kids, but with larger screen, processor, and hard drive. It comes loaded with a bunch of open source software, and will be perfect to use for writing to and from work.

Again-- I can't wait.

Date: 2008-08-07 06:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ommadawn.livejournal.com
Do you know what version of Linux it will have? does it have a hard drive or is it flash storage? (oh, i know i could go look it up.. just making conversation, y'know?)

Date: 2008-08-07 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mesniu.livejournal.com
Linux version: Xandros

The storage is flash. All their models have flash storage -- more stable, adds to the durability, and was a prime factor in justifying the purchase of their 2G Surf model one for my 10-year-old.

Date: 2008-08-07 09:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] contentlove.livejournal.com
*Squeeee*

It's so cute!

Date: 2008-08-08 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mesniu.livejournal.com
yes. It certainly is.

I'm also excited about stepping away from the Windows paradigm with this machine.

Date: 2008-08-08 03:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] triadruid.livejournal.com
I assume you've already gotten to play with the keyboard of your kids' model? I ask because we were thinking about getting one, but found the keys too close together for typing anything serious.

But then, your fingers may be much more dexterous than ours. ;)

Hooray Linux! (especially today (http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/article/0,289142,sid14_gci1324395,00.html))
Edited Date: 2008-08-08 04:57 pm (UTC)

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