Anyway, anyone with commentary on other models? I'm not intending to buy any time really soon but maybe in June the time will be right since I am going away for 6 days and would love to have something small that can still run my sound software.
I'm waiting for one that has a an ExpressCard/34 slot. If that happens, I can use my cellular card, and I'll be very, very happy.
I have one of the Asus eee PC 900s on its way to me. It is running Linux. The SSD drive is only 4GB, but what all do I need on it? an MP3 Pllayer, Web browser, mail client since I don't use webmail. I have a large SD card to use as my home directory, and I can back that up to a USB drive in case the card goes bad. I'll post a review once I have had it for a little while an play with it.
Though I think I will be upgrading the Xandros to Ubuntu Easy Peasy.
Unless you're used to buying generic PC's, if you're buying name
I bought one machine in my life a 486/33 in 1992 when my gti was stolen, and I pounded out my NYTI BBS on it in the three weeks before I bought my bishi.
I paid $1200 (machine plus monitor plus drive) and I've regretted it ever since.
Now I pay $130 for a new motherboard when my current one fries every 5-6 years. I just can't see paying real money for a computer anymore. It depreciates faster than my z4.
It goes for about $100 on ebay. You need a small laptop, this is a good deal, Ithink.
Just wait -- things are going to get even worse if you're a monopolist who depends on OS preloads for revenue. Once everything goes virtual (and it will), a lot more people will want blank machines that they can just load a hypervisor onto and move their old machine's image over. This will start in the data center but it'll eventually find its way onto the desktop too.
By the way, Microsoft just announced that their new Windows is going to come with a virtualized Windows XP inside it, just like Apple did with OS 9 inside the original OS 10 (X). (The difference, of course, is that Apple needed to support a completely different OS architecture, while Microsoft is simply copping out on making two different suckage domains work together even though both are Win32.)
here we have another pointer on the truth our prophet RMS once pointed out:
don't call it win32, its w32, caus its not a win. and i'd say here its rather loose32, caus it should be going 64 bit for a while now.
Subject: Forgive me
Forgive me IG for I am about to sin.
My Employer is sending me to Tech-Ed (yes, Microsoft Tech Ed)
I'm trying to think of ways to vindicate myself. I was thinking Red Fadora, Perhaps a weeks worth of penguin shirts, or better yet, a bunch of shirts w/ RTOOS! across the front and back.
Any ideas? I don't think it would be appropriate to hire a stripper to take my place.. ;) <of the weird referance in case anyone is wondering>
Subject: Re: Forgive me
Why not wear a zero punctuation t shirt.
Red -Fad-ora. That's brilliant!
Subject: Re: Forgive me
Of course, the only winning move is not to play.
I think we've all agreed that if you have to do it for work, you're not evil for using MS.
Now as for the computer that I promised to clear out so my hubby can install a real OS...
I really have been busy with this child who doesn't sleep, doesn't like the swing, doesn't much like anything except being attached to mommy's breast.
If you go to google.com with ie, you get the google home page with a line at the bottom that says
"Upgrade to google chrome, a faster way to browse the web."
During the install, it sets itself as the default browser without asking.
Then it does everything it can to get you to default to Windows Live Search, Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Maps, Windows Live Chair Throwing, etc. etc. etc.
During the install, it sets itself as the default browser without
Ahh, this is more of your famous "objectivity on the subject of Microsoft"! My install didn't set itself as the default.