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dunedin_ree, Dec 9, 3:58am
Acer Apire One Mine arrived today! I have to say, I'm pretty impresed (for what is after all, a cheapie travelling netbook that I bought based pretty much on price). Running XP Home, and seems *much* more responsive than the eee 900 on XP, and has a way nicer keyboard. I'd forgotten the dregs you have to sift through when setting up a new windows computer though - uninstall bundled trial A/V, uninstall Office trial, shut down startup items (DVD player on a device with no optical drive), install Open Office, VLC, A/V etc. Oh, and 120GB of HDD goodness for music/photos, rather than the 8GB SSD option. Let's see how much iTunes slows it down ;)

0800xford, Dec 9, 4:03am
eeek! you wouldn't! =o

dunedin_ree, Dec 9, 4:06am
I would! I'd only fire it up if I needed to sync my iPod. And I like iTunes :P

0800xford, Dec 9, 4:09am
cashbacks? ;)

dunedin_ree, Dec 9, 4:11am
Meh, I suppose so. I don't take that into account when I price them out, though. It'll be a nice surprise in three months or whatever, if it turns up.

micky_1, Dec 9, 4:20am
Hubby just got one in oz for chatting with me when he's having a break from driving...I cant wait till he comes home for a break so I can get my hands on it

tptrader, Dec 9, 4:23am
I bet you can't micky LOL

micky_1, Dec 9, 4:25am
Hehe :P you know what I mean...;)

vtecintegra, Dec 9, 7:03am
Surprising quality for an Acer aye :) BTW I just got confirmation they have received my cashback yesterday (applied on the 30th Oct), projected refund date is December 25th, lol

0800xford, Dec 9, 8:13am
no posts DR? enjoying the new toy aye, tweakfest /on =]

dunedin_ree, Dec 9, 8:20am
Tweaking done for now. I'm used to USING a computer, not spending ages making it work properly, remember? :P

0800xford, Dec 9, 8:28am
i'm seeing a dual boot mission, puppy is all good [hell fast] =)

dunedin_ree, Dec 9, 8:35am
I'm so over linux. And I'm a pragmatist - it came with Windows, which does what I need. So Windows it is. Plus, not having an optical drive slightly increases the complexity of installing an OS. XP FTW!

0800xford, Dec 9, 8:40am
puppy installs to a flash drive, i know you probably know and you said you are over it but yeah i said it anyway.

vtecintegra, Dec 9, 8:56am
I bought mine with the intention of installing Ubuntu but it works so nicely with XP I've never got around to it ()

gbbrot, Dec 9, 8:59am
Doesn't it.. come with Linux?

dunedin_ree, Dec 9, 8:59am
But why, 0800? I need a browser, Open Office, iTunes, and storage space, and maybe Gimp. XP does that, and it's already there. Why would I bother with Linux? I don't need to join the penguin t-shirt wearing open-source brigade.

dunedin_ree, Dec 9, 9:01am
Some come with Linux I chose one with Linux. The only sticking point with me is iTunes (besides using it myself, I need it for my job). I guess you can run it under Wine or whatever, but I haven't used it before, and didn't want the hassle.

dunedin_ree, Dec 9, 9:02am
Dohshould read "I chose one with XP".

0800xford, Dec 10, 8:43am
i was just mentioning it for the hell of it =]

dunedin_ree, Dec 10, 8:43am
Suresure I don't want to join your cult. :P

drcspy, Dec 10, 8:46am
All new comps come with lots of crapware to remove and some tweakign is usually necessary.......

0800xford, Dec 10, 8:47am
fair comment though, i think puppy has no OOO. hey man, fanboi-ism is all we have! =o [and wtf is a face hugger?]

vtecintegra, Dec 10, 8:47am
dunedin_ree is an Apple user, so has not had to deal with that before.

dunedin_ree, Dec 10, 8:49am
I have I just forgot how time-consuming it was. It'd be a good 5 years since I've had a new "home" computer with Windows on it.

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