183 posts • joined Wednesday 10th September 2008 10:46 GMT
Re: Not 'Greatly Exaggerated'
My Pre3 does - but I get your point.
Upgrade time soon and I'm trying very hard not to get a Q10. I really, really want one.
Oolite runs well, Half Life runs perfectly in Wine but you scan forget Minecraft. It just doesn't have the power.
Re: To be encouraged.
Are you me...?
I recently got an old iMac, too. Ran like a dog. I put Tiger on it, updated it, stuck another 256mb of PC133 RAM in it and it runs like new. New in 2005, but still new.
Hang on, I've got a Pre 3
Download for offline viewing, no ads.. I get all that already.
Re: Hackintosh would be cool surely
I've Hackintosh-ed mine, I've got a spare HD with it on somewhere. Works okayish. 60% of the time it'll boot into a wrong-aspect ratio square screen and there's absolutely nothing I can do to get it back. Brilliant when it works, but incredibly annoying when it doesn't.
MSI Wind U100 here
Almost exactly the same specs as yours (2GB RAM, 160GB HD).
I use vanilla Ubuntu with mine, because I've become hooked on Unity's contextual search*. I've tried a LOT of other distros, but this one works best with the form factor. It probably doesn't run as fast as you lot reading this would like, but it probably runs better than you'd expect.
Battery life was comical though, coming in at less than an hour, so I sorted that out with a 6000mAh battery from Amazon for 30 quid, which gives me a real life 7 hours use. Also handy as a keyboard tilt because it's bloody massive.
Elementary OS Luna is another OS you might want to look at, it's small and very fast but just too basic for me. It's very well made but looks like a Fisher Price My First Mac.
Yes your son may prefer an iPad but so would mine (he's 15) and he''s quite welcome to buy one from his own money. When he's earned some.
I'm happy with my little laptop which cost me, new battery included, £120. It'd be very difficult indeed to get that much functionality for so little money any other way.
*and Compiz's Wobbly Windows. I'm a sucker for wobbly windows.
'killer arachnid'. You're right on one score; it's an arachnid.
That sounds like a sanitary product
Re: BAH HUMBUG!
or Easytag on Linux. I use that alongside Rhythmbox, no problems here.
I still use my old X10 Mini as my MP3 player, using Winamp (paid for) for its FLAC and gapless playback support. Pity.
Re: Clenches jaw, takes deep breath . . .
I was going to get a G2. Now I'm not. That was easy, thanks LG.
We've done this.
Inventors should not be allowed to name their own inventions.
"Because it is submerged in a marine environment, I call it the going-under-the-water-safely-device."
Elementary OS Luna has done away with its minimize button as well, and it works. Kind of.
But with that, you can put them back where they're supposed to be (close,minimize,maximize:) with gconf-editor. I don't know if that'll work with Gnome 3
Re: Sponsored curriculum
I've been thinking about this. Egg on buttered toast is seen as a normal healthy breakfast, as is cereal with milk and a light sprinkling of sugar. Perfectly normal.
Using exactly the same ingredients (flour, eggs, milk, sugar), I can make cake.
So I eat cake every morning. You can't argue with science.
Re: Sponsored curriculum
Also, watch out for linguistic tricks in advertising
On Wednesday morning the reception class will be held by by Special K representatives, teaching the importance of starting the day with a breakfast consisting of 17% sugar.
Wednesday afternoons is loan practice in the Wonga block
I remember when infographics were called diagrams. It was all fields around here then
Re: sounds like it works then
Can't you just run
from Terminal to access the profile manager rather than use sudo?
Such a shame it's probably the last
I would have probably bought a Q30
I'm not convinced
Lay the phone flat on a desk and then try to type on it, or do anything at all without looking like you're trying to poke an unruly fish. Then come back and tell me curved is good.
Sounds more like Gil Gunderson.
Re: All mouth until it's time to take his punishment
Thanks for your input, Mister Faxon
The old New iPad
It was - is - called 'The New iPad'. I'm already confused
Don't bother. I still use my 7110, it's dial-up only (no GPRS in those days) and there's no numbers left to connect it to
"And you are not paying anybody for this happiness."
I'm the commodity, pal. It's me who's for sale, not the videos. I don't have to pay YouTube a penny, ever.
Re: Horse, stable door
Same here, I tap the floppy disc icon during a video on this Pre 3 and it saves the .mp4 to my phone. It doesn't harm anyone's business interests, doesn't deprive Google or its partners of advertising revenue, it just means I can save videos at home on wi-fi and watch them while I'm out and about which I wouldn't do using mobile data.
Plus the Pre 3 doesn't show adverts - ever - but we won't tell Google abut that
Re: Pix or it didn't happen.
He's denied that he's even seen the photos, and he's denying all knowledge of their existence.
There's proof of 30 years' experience in politics right there.
I want a Q10 - yes, I do - and I asked Vodafone about 6 weeks ago if they'd put one under a desk for me so I can have it in July when I can upgrade, because I was worried Blackberry would have gone bump by then.
I was only half-joking, and Vodafone said no.
They should have taken me a little more seriously, because Blackberry will have probably gone bump by then :(
"In 150 yards, turn left to join the A380"
I don't want it, you don't want it, nobody wants it. But Microsoft want you to have it, so that's what they're selling and you'll jolly well like it.
It's the Microsoft way.
Wow, Reg commentards hate EVERYTHING.
I'm excited about this and I want to try it.
Re: It is a marvel of modern technology...
It doesn't need a popular OS; it needs its OS to be popular.
It's amazing how many informed opinions there are on WP, considering how few people have actually used it.
Re: I've seen the future and it will be
Oh. My reference was from the Batman soundtrack. My youth was pretty tasteless, I'll admit
I've seen the future and it will be
One day Hewlett Packard and Yahoo! will merge into one gigantic corporate supershambles and disappear in a puff of hapless mismanagement.
Re: There's no such thing as 'offensive language'.
That's you reported to the Irish Internet Police, sonny
There's no such thing as 'offensive language'.
Only language "offensive to me". If you're offended by words, get the fuck off of my planet.
It's up to 3rd parties whether to allow resale
The reason for this - the only reason - is to create a loophole enabling Microsoft to evade any litigation by any companies involved in or dependent on the second-hand games market.
Re: Its an interesting strategy
HP shat on the Prē developers from a very great height. I don't think Mozilla are quite as suicidal.
(Posted from my Prē3)
Just plain mister will do.
Opera Mini. It really is that simple.
The app only talks to Opera's servers - with end-to-end encryption. Any site you visit is hidden from everyone except you and everyone who works for Opera.
Inventors shouldn't get to name their own inventions.
"Because it's SUBmerged in a MARINE environment, I've called it my going-under-the-water-safely-device." - Leonard of Quirm.
Come upgrade time this will have been replaced, but until then I want one of these more than I want world peace. It's beautiful
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