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EEE PCI’ve been on the lookout for the eee pc since november and after playing with one in Singapore I decided I just had to get one. 4 gigs SSD storage, less than a kilogram in weight, 900 Mhz Celeron, 512meg RAM, 7″ (800×480) screen, wifi, built in SD card reader. It’s in my view the way a laptop should be and not something that could replace a desktop, because you have desktops for that…
So my parents bought me one for getting my bachelor. And it’s so friggin nice. Fellow warsower Chas bought one in Australia if I remember correctly and he’s been talking on his blog about how much he likes it. I’m not gonna do that! HA!
I’m gonna whine about the OS that’s on it, about how you have to do all kind of hacky things to get the full 4 gigs of HD. The difficulties in getting a decent torrent, IRC or IM client and the fact that you have to face Satan himself if you want to install compiz fusion. And of course, thanks to Linux, it is impossible to get it connected to the TU/e wifi…
But it’s great for doing my homework assignments, playing openttd, doing my blogging and some couch/bed/toilet-surfing. I think I’m going to install windows XP on it tho, because I really want to get it online at school. And use that 100Mbit together with my portable HD to get some proper leeching going on.

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