sumbloke Posted January 29, 2008 Report Share Posted January 29, 2008 WARNING: not really about web wizardry - only maginally on-topic! I was wondering if anyone else bought an eeepc? I've had mine now for a few weeks and I really love it. It's brilliantly portable (just under a kilo); the keyboard is (just) touchtypable; the display is more than acceptable; battery life is bearable; the software (system and applications) is great. I carry it just about everywhere and I've stopped lugging my tosh around altogether. It's true that the asus has got limited diskspace but then I have my data on a 4Gb usb drive anyway. I am happy with OpenOffice and haven't had any interoperability problems at all and I use the whole suite: Writer, Draw, Calc, Impress (OK so I don't use Base!). The wireless works fine and connects immediately to most hotspots. The only difficult one to configure has been the campus wireless network. That one took some delving into the linux config files but I got there. I used to mess around synchronising my calendar between my 'puter and my phone but now I don't bother. It's simple enough to pull the eeepc out and check what's going on when I need to. I've shocked myself by even doing some programming work on it when I've been out and about and had a spare, unproductive moment. No problem at all developing C++ programs. I am thinking about installing Apache so that I can do my PHP development when I'm mobile. Overall I'm impressed with it. It doesn't have quite the slick design of an Apple appliance, but it more than does the job for me. It nicely combines powerful PDA-style functions with pretty good basic applications and networking. I looked at the Mac Air when it was announced and just thought...hmmm not really. Quote Link to comment
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