Author Topic: new to the forum  (Read 1972 times)

ceecee

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new to the forum
« on: February 22, 2011, 03:36:54 PM »
hey i am new to the forum and thinking about getting myself a linux laptop but not sure if they are for me. any tips from users?

T_Nut

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Re: new to the forum
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2011, 06:44:55 AM »
Hi ceecee
Welcome to the forum. It depends on what you would like the LLL to do for you.
Many Thanks
Andrew
A linux Newbie. unemployed and getting bored

Freddie

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Re: new to the forum
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2011, 07:29:12 PM »
I have both a CnM (bought cheap on eBay) and an Acer Aspire. Both have solid state memory which makes them really rugged and ideal for travelling (especially on buses!)

The Acer startup time is 15 secs - beats Windows hands down!

WiFi on both is good.

Mobile broadband with a Vodafone dongle is great on the CnM - ideal for email on the hoof. But the Acer won't work with it.

Sadly both have the same problem - they cannot handle even moderate speed typing without the cursor leaping back to some previous place and screwing everything up. Looks very much like incorrect coding of an interrupt handler - like novice programmers used to do back in the 60's.

The browsers on neither machine can handle scripts very well and are inclined to 'hang'

But I love them both and my CnM (and dongle) goes with me everywhere.

This forum has been fantastic. The Acer forum is totally hopeless.

I hope that helps.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2011, 09:13:28 AM by Freddie »
CnM minibook, 128 MB, 2 GB SSD, kernel V70, default Debian Linux OS.
Vodaphone K3565 TopUp and Go Mobile Broadband when away from home