Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My netbook plug: I've now been using my Asus Eee PC 1000 netbook for couple of weeks now, and I'm extremely pleased with it as a travel machine. It's perfect for mobile blogging (as I'm doing right now from a local coffee shop) -- because it's far more manageable for this purpose than my MacBook Pro with the 15" screen.

I have it currently running Eeebuntu 3.0 Standard (a Linux distro optimized for netbooks), which takes care of most of my internet-type applications (e-mail, websurfing, etc.) And for recreation, I have a few Windows and Mac games running off of Wine and Basilisk II, respectively.

It's definitely not suitable as a primary computer, at least not for me. But as a travel machine that I can just slip into my backpack, it's perfect.

I'd especially like to thank Gus Van Horn for planting the idea in my head.