Thursday, May 07, 2009
Down at Victor Allen's Coffee, trying out my Eee PC -- the little netbook that roars like a lion
I dearly love my nearly seven-year-old iMac desktop computer with the obsolete operating system (OSX 10.2). It still works fine with the software I've got (and all my photos and data are backed up in case the hard drive finally gives out). But there is a lot of stuff it just won't run, including the latest version of Flash.
The iMac needs a helper, something to run more recent software, and something wireless I can use to download photos and post them on the internet when I travel. Something about the size of a small MacBook would be nice -- but even smaller and much less expensive would be great, something cheap enough not to have to worry about it on the road. My new Asus Eee PC 1000HE fits the bill. Sure, it just runs Windows XP Home Edition, not OSX with whatever sleek animal extension Apple is giving them now, but I love it anyhow.