Posts Tagged ‘Netbook’

Jolicloud – I love you…

December 17, 2010 Leave a comment

It’s been almost two weeks now since I have trashed my Acer Aspire One, and installed Jolicloud, and I am loving it.

This must now be the forth OS I am trying on my netbook to try and see what works best. And Jolicloud is by far ahead in the game.

Install is quick and easy. Synchronisation with other devices are  seamless and quick, application updates work as well as anticipated and overall it is just quick.

One of my long standing issues with the operating systems that I have tried is the hibernation mode. Jolicloud deals with it seamlessly and I can just open the lid and carry on as before.

Not having tried an earlier version, I can’t really comment on the updates from v1.0 to v1.1. But what I can say is that the guys did a fantastic job and I cannot see myself moving away from it anytime soon. The desktop is nice and neat, and I have placed all my most commonly used items on my main screen and the other on another “Desktop”.

Without committing to this, I believe it is linux based, runs Chrome which is actually very quick and responsive. Most of the “Apps” I use is webbased, so the applications I have installed is Chrome “Applications”.

The only thing that is not working so well is Office Live, especially when I try to open an excel document. But I am probably missing a setting somewhere. Will post something in their forums for assistance.

So if you are looking to try an alternative for your netbook, give Jolicloud a try. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. It has not been specially designed for netbooks and works great on older hardware.

Let me know what you think. Chat soon. 🙂

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Ubuntu Netbook gone… Welcome back XP

October 17, 2010 Leave a comment

In some of my previous posts, which incidently is still on my old Live Spaces account, I trashed my XP Netbbok and went through two seperate installs. The last being Ubuntu Netbook.

In these posts I highlighted some irritations which turned out to be related to the linux kernal. And Acer amptly informed me that they cannot assist me over the phone or by means of a download to recover my XP install, since I trashed my recovery partition as well.

So tonight, with techED looming in the morning, I decided to play a little and try and get my netbook back to somethig that will hibernate properly. I should have known by now that it would be much easier that what the Acer support guys made it out to be. A quick google got me the tools I wanted to create a USB XP install.

And this is where I am now. Another 15 minutes away from a working XP installation again. Just in time for me to get a few hours sleep, ready for my first sessions at TechED Africa 2010. As I have done in previous years with TechED, I’ll be posting something interesting daily on what has happened or something relating to my sessions for the day.

So welcome back XP. You were missed during my uneventful time with linux…

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