damned_colonial: Convicts in Sydney, being spoken to by a guard/soldier (Default)
[personal profile] damned_colonial
Would anyone like to take over adminship of this community? I no longer regularly use a netbook nor do I have much interest in them at present. The community's pretty quiet. If nobody wants it, I might just delete it. Let me know if you'd like it instead!
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I have a cute little pink lovable Acer Aspire One ZG5 -- a couple of years old -- running Windows XP.  I use it as a secondary laptop for traveling and taking to school so I don't have to worry about my main computer, a MacBookPro, being stolen. The Acer has never given me trouble until recently, when I upgraded my home wireless network to 802.11n. Now the Acer can't connect to my wireless -- or rather, it connects but cannot surf the web. My brother the computer guy told me that the wireless adapter inside the Acer (one of the bad old Atheros ones) cannot handle the new faster signal and that I need to buy a USB wireless adapter to use instead.

Which is fine, but when I did a little online windowshopping, it looked like a lot of those adapters come with an installation CD, and I don't have a CD drive on my netbook. Does anyone have experience using a USB wireless adapter with a netbook? Were there installation issues or could you just plug and play?

And of course, while windowshopping, I saw newer models of the Acer Aspire One, with slightly larger screens and wireless cards that can handle the 802.11n. Very tempting, but are they so much better than the earlier models? Has anyone upgraded and can compare? I would probably break down and buy one if they still came in pink.

I know this is kind of a rambly and discursive question, but I felt like this community could use some discursiveness :)

x-posted to my own journal

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[personal profile] piscinarii
Does anyone here use it on their netbook? Do you like it?

My husband bought me a Samsung N210 today, and it comes standard with Windows 7 Starter. I like Windows 7 Home Premium fine on our desktops, but the starter version feels clunky and out of place on the netbook.
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I have an EeePC 1000 which I purchased as a replacement for my aging 12" Powerbook. On the following wiki I've collected various techniques for loading alternate operating systems onto various popular netbooks, with a bias for running Fedora on EeePCs, which is what I do:

http://wiki.rivalug.org/index.php/Netbooks

If anyone spots errors or good links that should be here, let me know.

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