netbook pair

The new Acer is from this post. The Sylvania (on right) is a little over two years old now.

I unboxed the Acer, looked at the installed Windows 7 Starter for a few minutes, then squeezed its partition and put the good stuff on there. I would delete the Windows partition, but it's done been paid fer, so it can sit quietly on about 40 gigs.

14 responses to “netbook pair

  1. Originally posted by decodedthought:

    NO OFFENSE

    I like your humor. You are upbeat and fun always. :up: Pink netbook. I won't mention a purple burqa that is around here somewhere.

  2. decodedthought

    Originally posted by slackwrdave:

    t I wish I had ordered the pink one

    I don't think you would have gotten as many comments on the pink one, but sure would have attracted some weird looks ๐Ÿ˜† NO OFFENSE

  3. decodedthought

    Originally posted by slackwrdave:

    The bottom panel is way too big though for a netbook, and I don't know enough about Windows to care to work on it.

    I think you can change the size, I found it big on my aunt's netbook as well but I was able to change the size of it !Right click on the taskbar/bottom panel and click on properties, in the properties window check "Use small icons" that would kinda reduce the size of the taskbar a bit.

  4. decodedthought

    Originally posted by slackwrdave:

    I won't mention a purple burqa that is around here somewhere.

    :zipped: edit: I don't know what happened to that smiley :POriginally posted by slackwrdave:

    I like your humor. You are upbeat and fun always.

    Thanks

  5. Originally posted by decodedthought:

    you should have ordered without Windows 7 but no complaints really, windows 7 isn't that bad !

    It had to be bought "as-is", no options.Yeah, the Windows 7 Starter seemed OK. It's a bit bizarre in that some very basic features are locked out or missing, I assume reserved for the more expensive editions.After I cleaned out the Norton, Symantec, Netflix, Amazon, Ebay, Acer registration, Help Microsoft make this better, and some others, it looked nice and runs smoothly. The bottom panel is way too big though for a netbook, and I don't know enough about Windows to care to work on it.

  6. Originally posted by decodedthought:

    The black looks better than the yellow though

    The black does look more tech-y, but I have gotten so many comments on the yellow when I whip it out at airports and such. There are times that I wish I had ordered the pink one while Sylvania was in the Linux netbook business for about 6 months.

  7. decodedthought

    :heart: the pair ! :)The black looks better than the yellow though ๐Ÿ™‚

    I would delete the Windows partition, but it's done been paid fer, so it can sit quietly on about 40 gigs.

    you should have ordered without Windows 7 :Pbut no complaints really, windows 7 isn't that bad !

  8. I like the yellow.Amazing Dave how we sometimes have the same issues at the same time on this podium. I just finished a post about my MINI which I started yesterday. :sherlock: ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Originally posted by JanndeSmit:

    I just finished a post about my MINI which I started yesterday.

    I like your work and creative solutions in that post.Something strange on the two netbooks I have. The old one (yellow) has 32-bit Lubuntu (LXDE desktop) on it. The new one (black) has 64-bit Ubuntu (Gnome) on it. The newer black one runs *significantly* slower than the old one.I'd deciding on what to do first on the black one. Use the same 64-bit OS but just switch the desktop to LXDE, or switch to 32-bit but running Gnome. This is to see if I can get faster speed and desktop responsiveness.I run 64-bit Debian on my big desktop machine, and the only painful issue is that the Adobe flash plugin will sometimes freeze or crash the desktop.I think I just like muddy issues that I really know little about anyway.

  10. Originally posted by slackwrdave:

    I'd deciding on what to do first on the black one. Use the same 64-bit OS but just switch the desktop to LXDE, or switch to 32-bit but running Gnome. This is to see if I can get faster speed and desktop responsiveness.

    I'm not an expert too, but if you're not sure about 64-bit or 32-bit, all experts recommend 32-bit, because it runs well on both systems.The flashplugin is often a pain in the ass, yes. Time to get rid of it if possible.And more: I have one computer with a Celeron processor and another with a Pentium processor. They both react different even if I use the same installation discs. What's working great on the Celeron runs no way on the Pentium or the other way around. It'always a puzzle, but also exciting to wait for the results.Maybe try a "Unity Linux", google it and you find it. A very minimal and superfast Mandriva based distro you can build up after installing it. At own risk offcourse…:faint: :eyes: ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. Black and yellow? People will talk. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  12. They should mate and produce netbook babies! ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. I, for one, would have loved to have seen the pink one.

  14. It was a cutie.

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