Tuesday, July 21, 2009

And We're Back to Windows

I love EeeBuntu. That said, I'm letting Jas borrow my lappy for AIT and he insists on Windows so we're back to Windows again. The $74.00 Chinese battery I mentioned in an earlier post lasted about 8 solid hours under linux with WiFi on and lasts around 9 1/2 on windows so not a whole lot of difference.

All in all, the reinstall disk that comes with the Eee pc is pretty good. They used Ghost and the install only took two hours to get all the updates etc. (This is why I prefer Linux, NO RE_BOOTING)

I kept it simple and only added FireFox, Netstumbler, a VPN and NOD32. I'll password protect the BIOS before I give it to him and maybe incrypt the drive with TruCrypt (or at least add a hidden encrypted drive for movie storage :)

It will be interesting to see how the lappy handles military life in Oklahoma heat...

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Well, I finaly have an OS I'm happy with.

I decided that over my week long break between classes I would try out Linux on my Eee PC 1000h netbook.
First I installed Ubuntu's Jaunty Jackalope using a bootable flashdrive and an image file. I liked the distro and everything worked out of the box with the exception of my Netgear router not wanting to connect (every other wireless router I tried to connect to had no problem though).

Next, I burned an EeeBunto ISO file to disk with ImgBurn and WOW. The install took about 45 minutes including downloading all the updates and I didn't have to reboot once. (Apparently you don't re-boot with Linux, YAY) Everything works including my wireless and I've never been so damn happy :)

Next, I'm going to try out Skype and my new aftermarket battery from China. Supposedly it lasts 9-11 hours so, well see.