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November 7th, 2007 (05:53 pm)

current mood: amused

So, I finally ran out of patience and decided against waiting for the Eee to finish charging before I turned him on. I had to assign him a name in order to log him onto the network, but we'll see if I change it. :P He's such a tiny cutie! So far, set-up has been simple. Boot-up is less than 30s as far as I can tell thanks to the Linux OS. (I've only done the first start up boot and the account set-up reboot.)

I've only had him for ~1 hr, so I still need to work on setup (? I have something to set up??) and looking at getting the full desktop instead of using the "Easy" interface Asus set as the default. Otherwise, the only thing I've done so far is to play a game of Solitaire. :P FWIW, getting him onto the network was easy. I think remembering where the Network info was kept was more of a headache. :P

I'm curious to see how the rest of this guy is and how the vid playback etc is. ^^;; I will admit, the keyboard is quite small and I would definitely not suggest this for people with longer nails. They'd probably hit other keys etc. (Also definitely not suggested for older people as the screen is quite small and despite the low resolution (800x480) the text is quite small.

Anyhow, this is my first post from the little guy. :P Here's to hoping he can post. :P


Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: November 8th, 2007 04:06 am (UTC)

OO! New toy! What's his name?

You know, it's sad, but I know next to nothing about Linux. Nothing at all-- but I've heard good things from the people who use it.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 8th, 2007 02:21 pm (UTC)

Currently, he's been dubbed "Haku", but that's only because I needed to put something in for him to get on the network. ^^; Shiro's another possibility (one of the fluff balls that followed Shuurei back from Sa Province when she was booted back to the capital), but I haven't found a name I really like for him yet. >.>

You know, it's sad, but I know next to nothing about Linux. Nothing at all-- but I've heard good things from the people who use it.

Me neither. That's actually one of the reasons why I wanted this system; it doesn't come pre-loaded with Windows. So far, the OS has been extremely easy to use. I don't know if you've seen images of the interface for the Eee, but it seems even more basic than the Mac's. (It's divided into a tabbed folder of Internet, Work, Play, System, and Preferences or something like that.) I think some people are currently working on getting the system to skip the easy interface and revert to the standard desktop. The Eee makes for a good starter system and makes Linux seem like a reasonable alternative IMO, but at the same time, it doesn't make transitioning any easier. The easy interface itself is really simple, but I haven't tried moving around in the system at all, and if there weren't explicit instructions on the 'net on how to do things, I don't know if I could work with the Eee's brain. What the heck is "sudo bash" supposed to mean?? I guess the internals are safely hidden away so people who really shouldn't be poking around in there aren't. ^^;;

I definitely can't complain about boot and shut-down times though. ...or maybe I can. I don't have time to make tea while the system boots! *laughs*

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: November 8th, 2007 10:09 am (UTC)
I love to romp!

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! ^_^ Enjoy the new toy!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 8th, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC)

*laughs* He's a real cutie! ^o^

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