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Eee Update

Things I like:

-It is so tiny!
-The battery life: I've had it on since I got up, on and off, with the wi-fi running - about five hours, give or take, and am still at 32%. Will experiment further with wi-fi turned off.
-Linux. I think I am coming around. I have so far today done two command-line edits, the big one to switch the desktop from Idiot Easy Mode to Advanced and create an actual desktop.

Things I'm still thinking about:

-The keyboard. Not because of size, but because of layout. I keep accidentally brushing the touchpad with the heels of my hands and switching windows, which mostly just means I need to remind myself to type neatly with my wrists up like you're supposed to and I never do. Also, they combined the Page Up/Page Down/Home/End keys with the arrow keys, and they're slightly to the left of where they normally are, so I keep reaching for the Shift key and ending up at the top of a page. Again, I think this is mostly just something I need to get used to. Since I already type veryveryfast, this isn't slowing me down much.
-Linux is scary. I mean, in a good way, probably, because it doesn't open a load of useless crap every time I boot, and it's customisable down to the bones, which is nice, but it's still scary. Also I can't get any of the Linux LJ clients to install, but that's probably because I don't know what I'm doing. Suggestions would be welcome.
-This is a petty one, but Star Office doesn't seem to want to open in Advanced Mode. Again, this is probably something I'm doing. I will investigate.

ETA: It may be too late for this to matter, but I bought a two-zone Translink pass for August only to have my school pass show up in the mail on Thursday. Both the roomie and mik100 are covered for August, but the roomie suggested that perhaps somebody in town for the con might want it. Free pass, anybody interested? Feel free to spread this offer anywhere you think it might be useful. Otherwise it's just going to expire, which isn't useful to anybody. *shrugs*

ETA2: Bus pass has been claimed. Still want to see some of you here for the con, though! Even though I'm not going to the thing myself.

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timeblind
Aug. 25th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
That's why I was like "should I get Linux or Windoze?" ... And I still don'tknow! But... I discovered there's an A-Power here in Richmond... might have to pay it a visit - thanks for the 5% off heads up! :D:D:D Keep going with the updates! And... does it feel like a Madison to you?
chandri
Aug. 25th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)
Well, functionally there's not a lot of difference - you can customise Linux to look and function almost exactly like XP, like I've done. Another point in favour: Linux takes about a minute and a half to boot, if that. Windows takes a little longer, AND it takes up a lot more space on the drive.
timeblind
Aug. 25th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
Okay, linux it is... if i do get it. was it like almost $700 after taxes? I'm so tempted. But I DO have a working desktop and laptop... *woobies*
chandri
Aug. 25th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
$680 and change, with the discount and the recycling fee. And it's So. Tiny. *tempts*
blitzkriegx
Aug. 25th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC)
I will steal that bus pass. I need ittttt.
chandri
Aug. 25th, 2008 02:44 am (UTC)
It's yours! You may have to come get it, though...
blitzkriegx
Aug. 26th, 2008 06:55 am (UTC)
I guess I can do that. :}
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