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Subject:The joys and woes of TECHNOLOGY
Time:11:30 pm
I got a netbook! This one, to be precise. It looks -- pretty decent, and it's cheap, and it supposedly doesn't come with an operating system. (It has some mini-OS that basically lets it function like an iPhone at best. ... I didn't leave it on it.)

I installed ubuntu on it! And immediately started having to fight with it. First it was acting like a jerk in regards to acknowledging my wireless router! Then I tried restarting it! It acted like a jerk in regards to restarting! I checked the ubuntu website! I followed their instructions for it acting like a jerk shortly after install! It stopped acting as much like a jerk! I checked to see if it acknowledged my router! It didn't! I fought with it more!

Now it says my router exists, which is good. It says it can connect, which is good. It is able to steal the desktop's instance of irssi, which is very good. ... Firefox says it can't connect to the internet. I am bored of fighting with it for now.


Maybe I shouldn't have named it watakkoPC. :(


At least it's pretty.
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lyrica
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Time:2010-07-17 05:29 am (UTC)
that’s (almost) the same one that i was going to get! the version i intended to get had Windows XP installed on it though…that’s what all the sites i visited said, anyway. it kind of sucks to hear that i might have to install one manually 8( i hope it begins working well for you soon, though!
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surskitty
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Time:2010-07-17 05:38 am (UTC)
Man, I love the idea of a pc not coming with an OS. :/ I don't want to have to buy Windows if I don't plan on using it!

Eh, it probably will. I got it mostly working and I didn't need to do that much fighting; most of it's just me being lazy.
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kiraboo
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Time:2010-07-17 05:37 am (UTC)
That's awesome!
However, networking woes are awful. I wish you luck with Firefox!

And if you wanted, poke at me before the end of this month and maybe we can get together or something. =3
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surskitty
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Time:2010-07-17 05:38 am (UTC)
I'll see if it works in a bit. I am laaaaaazy. It was working fine with an ethernet cable, though, so.


Maybe! :D
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midnitesaboteur
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Time:2010-07-17 08:38 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't get a netbook. Aren't the screen and keyboard so tiny?

Though if I did get some porta-PC, I'd put Ubuntu on it...

If Fx isn't connecting, what're you using?
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surskitty
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Time:2010-07-17 10:21 pm (UTC)
It's not actually that tiny. The keyboard's much more usable than my mom's laptop's keyboard, and the screen's not much smaller than pinaPC's monitor.


I wasn't able to connect to the internet through it earlier. More issues with network options. :/ I got it working this morning, though.
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