off with the xandros, on to eeebuntu

Wandering around the net looking for EeePC information, I came across this.

Ok, that and the fact you can’t effectively secure the sudo access on this wonderful machine, made me have at look at options.

Right now, I’m using eeebuntu – the Netbook Remix Edition.

Very nice – particularly the UME launcher….

Startup and shutdown is a *tiny* bit slower than the standard Xandros install – but not so much as I thought it might be. In fact, once it’s going, general use is actually quicker (like starting OpenOffice writer etc). Though, that could be because it’s the 2.4 version rather than the 2.0 version…

avoiding strife

Proverbs 20:3 “It is to a man’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.”

I’m sure we could all do with more of this in the world. Not the cowardly kind of not talking about anything, but just not seeking for strife.

Of netbooks and laptops

So, yesterday morning, my shiny new EeePC 900 arrived. One of the first few in the country no less. Very cool.

After having played with 701 series for some time through work, I decided that I’d really like one of those as multi-purpose kind of 2nd home PC cum roadtrip toolbox. I decided to go for a white one as I wanted something different from all those darkly coloured PCs and always had a soft spot for the white Apple hardware. Plus, wifey likes the pearlescent white finish. 🙂

I’m staying with the Xandros linux OS for now, though I’m watching Ubuntu’s netbook remix with interest. That would be rather cool as I use Ubuntu at home (~7yrs) and work (~3yrs) at the moment.

So far, I’ve loaded up some useful work type stuff (nxclient from nomachine.com, pptpconfig, wine+VNC viewer – the enterprise one with AD authentication, bluetooth pairing to use the Palm 750v as a 3G modem) and some more personal stuff (GnomeSword, mplayer).

The quick among you may have noticed the bluetooth reference – no, it’s not built in. I purchased a wee micro-USB dongle for ~$25 off of trademe – works a charm too.

Watch this space….