I’ve Been Distro-Surfing

Over the course of the last 3 days, I’ve checked out plain-jane Ubuntu Netbook Remix, Jolicloud Alpha2, and EasyPeasy v1.5 on my Asus 1000HE EeePC. This is, apparently, also referred to as ‘distro-surfing’. At the end, I’m left with EasyPeasy, for a few reasons. For starters, all three of these versions of Linux are essentiallyContinue reading “I’ve Been Distro-Surfing”

Why I Don’t Use Linux On My Netbooks

One thing that I’m asked about all the time is why I run Windows on my netbooks. Given how much I work in the browser (and Firefox is available for all platforms) it would seem that Linux would be a no-brainer on a netbook. Unfortunately, it’s not, and here’s why: there are too many options.Continue reading “Why I Don’t Use Linux On My Netbooks”

Hands-On With The Nokia Booklet 3G

Last night I had the chance to spend some time with the Nokia Booklet 3G, Nokia’s new netbook, and I have to say – it’s dang impressive. Comparing side-by-side to my trusty Asus 1000HE, the Booklet 3G is smaller, lighter, and built *much* more solidly. It’s also alot sexier, thanks to the aluminum body andContinue reading “Hands-On With The Nokia Booklet 3G”

Asus EeePC 1000HE Unboxing

I’m a big geek, which is why I love making unboxing videos even more than I love watching them. I’m going to assume you like watching them, too. Thus, here’s my quick unboxing video of the Asus EeePC 1000HE that I just got from Amazon.com . It cost me $425 shipped 2-day, with the 2GBContinue reading “Asus EeePC 1000HE Unboxing”

Windows 7 Release Candidate Experience Thus Far

I’m no stranger to Windows 7 – I’ve been running one of the early betas on a few computers for a while now, but have resisted shifting the whole house over until the Release Candidate was available. I got ahold of the release candidate this weekend, and spent pretty much all of Saturday installing itContinue reading “Windows 7 Release Candidate Experience Thus Far”

How To Get QuickLaunch Back In Windows 7

If you’re like me, you *love* the QuickLaunch toolbar in Windows. It’s always onscreen, and it’s incredibly efficient – no labels or extraneous information, just a row of icons for applications that I need access to quickly. I currently have 11 applications in there, and only 10 icons on my desktop – most of whichContinue reading “How To Get QuickLaunch Back In Windows 7”

Leaking Your Own Products

In case you’re not keeping up with technology news, Microsoft sent out the latest beta of its new Windows 7 operating system last week, and it ‘somehow’ ended up on the torrents, for anyone to download and install on their machine. I have it installed on 2 of my laptops, my old Gateway MX6956 andContinue reading “Leaking Your Own Products”