New toy

The notebook that Mike from S/V Tristan gave to me in Gizo was on its last legs.

Lately the display started to flash and weaken after a minute of use, and yesterday the display decided it had enough.  I had already been looking at notebooks here in the SM mall.  Today I went and bought an Asus-Eeepc 900.  It is one of those tiny computers with solid state memory in stead of a hard disk.  The keyboard is so small, it takes time to get used to, but I have an external keyboard on the boat.  Still need to put together a cable to hook it up to the boat’s batteries, but the computer runs on 12V so no converter needed.

Next few days I will be busy installing everything.

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2 Responses to New toy

  1. mcole says:

    Cool, Frank. Is that the Linux version? Let us know how it works out.

  2. frank says:

    It is the XP version. Would have loved to have linux as well, but I need XP for the electronics charts. I am hoping to make it multi-boot.

    So far it has worked well. Right now I am installing drivers for all my USB devices.

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