[maemo-users] N8xx ponderings

From: kenneth marken kemarken at broadpark.no
Date: Mon Mar 9 20:57:43 EET 2009
lakestevensdental wrote:
> kenneth marken wrote:
>> lakestevensdental wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 5:28 PM, kenneth marken 
>>>> <kemarken at broadpark.no> wrote:
>>>>>> iirc, when first launched the linux variant was the lowest spec-ed 
>>>>>> one, and
>>>>>> the windows variants both came with rebates that made them as 
>>>>>> cheap or
>>>>>> cheaper then the start out config of the linux one.
>>> FYI, you can install Ubuntu Easy Peasy on a Linux netbook with a 
>>> couple easy steps.  Dual boot to XP or Xandros is possible.
>>> Also, if you've got a spare XP license floating around, it's 
>>> relatively simple to install XP on a linux netbook 
>>> <http://www.multimolti.de/blog/2008/12/14/install-windows-7-on-asus-eee-pc-900/>, 
>>> nLited or not.  FYI, my nLited XP eee netbook running at a modest 
>>> 600M speed boots from solid state memory in about 15 seconds, about a 
>>> minute faster than most any other XP I've used.  It's truly 
>>> impressive how well XP runs when you nLite and remove all the MS junk 
>>> you never use or need.  I also just upgraded from 500M to a SODIMM 2G 
>>> internal memory card for $25.  Meanwhile, my ntablet appears stuck 
>>> with a whopping 128M...
>> fully aware of it, but does that info help a customer that may not 
>> even have restored the os of any previous computer without grabbing a 
>> nearby geek?
> Easy Peasy really is easy to install.  No wizardry at all.
> An XP netbook install isn't quite as simple, but the link above gets the 
> job done with only a few more clicks that Easy Peasy, especially if you 
> torrent an nLited XP for your install instead of nLiting yourself. 
> Or buy a six pack of beer, bag of chips and salsa dip, locate some beer 
> guzzling geek to do the work for you over chips and beer while you watch 
> March Madness.  This stuff ain't rocket science. 
more likely that said computer would be returned for a refund. that is, 
if it was not bought with XP in the first place...

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