January 31st, 2008

MacBook even more broken than I thought... Asus EeePC is good...

So having taken my MacBook to the apple store on Tuesday, they replaced the logic board and subsequently found out that not only was the logic board toast, so is the hard drive.

How the hell did I manage that?

So anyway, being 10AM Tuesday morning, and a talk to give at 1:30PM - I cruised down to Myer (by way of a $6 taxi, didn't realise how close it was) and bought an Asus EeePC.

I then rewrote the talk in <2 hours and did it. It was a bit of a rush job but it worked OK.

I'm fairly impressed by the EeePC.. it's got 4G flash, 512MB ram, Webcam.. and comes with a pre-installed and customized Xandros-based OS. It has all the good utils.. Pidgin, Firefox, Skype, Openoffice, etc... although I hope to install Ubuntu on it later.

It did manage to compile a kernel in <hour earlier.. so its not *that* slow.. altho the kernel was a little minimalistic with the features needed for it.