Wednesday, March 25, 2009

So I finally decided to get a new computer. I spend a lot of time on and they posted a deal on a Dell Mini 9. They were $180 for the basic Mini with Ubuntu Linux installed. I decided that I needed a few extras installed. I chose the 16 GB hard drive instead of the 8 GB for a very specific reason I'll get to later. I also went with the integrated 1.3 MP webcam so Sarah and I can chat while I'm on the road. I also had Bluetooth installed so I can use a Bluetooth mouse without having to use a usb dongle.

Now on to the good stuff. Ever since Apple switched to Intel processors people have been putting OS X on formerly windows computers. Apparently the Mini 9 is the best netbook for doing this. Everything works right out of the box. You just install OS X and the webcam works, wifi works, the microphone works. Everything just works. I've never really messed around with OS X but I'm seriously considering doing this. The reason for the 16GB is because OS X just barely fits on and 8GB so if I ever decide to do this it'll be much easier.

If I decide not to put OS X on it I have a copy of Windows XP floating around that I will use instead. It will take around 3 weeks to get my netbook. Hopefully it gets here before I go to GMA and California.

I got in trouble for not mentioning that this is my birthday present. Thanks a bunch Sarah. I love you!!


Papa and Grandma Cox said...

looks like you're jealous of my little computer. You will love the camera to call home with skype.
hope it does all you want it to.

Hawklady said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you like it!

Hawklady said...

when you gonna update this here blog??