Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix

For some time now I’ve been running Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix on my EeePC 901. I’ve been very impressed with it. Today I was prompted to upgrade to the new version, 9.10. On my connection at work (via Janet) the upgrade didn’t take long at all… After 9 minutes of frenzied downloading, the upgrade itselfContinue reading “Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix”

When does a netbook stop being a netbook?

I came across this article today, which asks the question “When does a netbook stop being a netbook?”. I have thought about this question in the past, and so I read the article with interest. I was one of the early adopters of the Asus EeePC 701, which was truly a “netbook”, in the originalContinue reading “When does a netbook stop being a netbook?”

Resetting the BIOS on an EeePC 701

This evening, my other half’s Eee 701 broke. Whenever she turned it on, the green power LED and blue wireless LED came on, stayed on, and nothing else happened. The screen backlight didn’t come on, no power was supplied to the USB ports and the fan did not start to spin. I tried the usualContinue reading “Resetting the BIOS on an EeePC 701”

Ubuntu Netbook Remix on an EeePC 701

This morning I tried Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) for the first time. My first impression was that it’s very polished and usable by non-geeks. I’m not an Ubuntu user myself; I use Fedora on all my machines – including my EeePC 901. But my other half, Hana, has an EeePC 701. She’s not a geek,Continue reading “Ubuntu Netbook Remix on an EeePC 701”