Monday, February 25, 2008

Why oh Why???

Last night, I received an SMS from my good friend the Doodler owns PeeePCeee asking me why I sold my MacBookquito.  Other friends are also asking so here are the reasons:

  • It was an "impulse selling" (as opposed to impulse buying).  My sister wants one, I happen to have one so I sold it to her.
  • I was neglecting my other gadgets (MacBook -- the real one, NDS Lite and iPod Touch).  To find time for them, one has to go and the Eee PC was it.
  • A friend asked if I was unhappy with the Eee PC.  Well definitely not!  It was my first Linux-only system and I really enjoyed the opportunity to hack my way through Linux using this system.
  • What now?  I'll probably wait for the next big (or small) thing to come along and if things are as good as the Eee PC, I will get it.
BTW, anyone interested in a slightly used iPod Touch?

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Au Revoir Macbookquito

My MacBookquito (my Eee PC with the distinctive white Apple Sticker) now has a new home.  It was bought by my sister and hopefully, she'll take good care of it.

Since I no longer own an Eee PC, I'll probably do less and less entry on this blog but I'll continue to monitor the Eee PC "scene", both local and international... maybe I'll get the next generation Eee PC or maybe I'll try out another ultraportable.  But in the meantime, I'm thinking of getting either an iPhone, or a Nokia E90... or a Nokia N595 with the proceeds of my Eee PC sale -- I'm still deciding which next gadget to get.

So for the few people who read this blog, thanks for visiting... it's been a wild ride.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Know Thy Eee-nemy: Classmate PC will Soon be on Sale Locally!

TAGUIG CITY, Philippines -- Intel will start offering a retail version of its Classmate PC, an affordable mobile PC device initially designed for use in schools, in the local market this year, a regional executive told INQUIRER.net.
Intel to start offering retail version of Classmate PC in RP - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

On the local front, Intel just announced that their Classmate PC will soon be available locally through a local partner. The Classmate PC should, like the Asus Eee PC, be able to run either Windows XP or Linux. If the supply of the local Classmate PC is not as tight as the Eee PC, then Asus has something to worry about.

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Know Thy Eee-nemy: The HP Compaq 2133 UMPC

Gizmodo

Obviously geared towards the same market being dominated by the Eee PC, this piece of ultraportable tech from HP/Compaq looks good on paper.  But given the bad history HP computers have with me, I'd rather stick to the Asus Eee for now.

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Touch Screen Eee PC for Sale

Selling my eeepc 4gb with touchscreen at 21,000.
1gb memory touch screen with windows xp pro
box and manuals.
good as bnew!
EEEpc 4g TOUCH SCREEN / Windows XP PRO. 21,000pesos

Don't look now but a local dude is selling a "Touch Screen" Eee PC for the "yummy" price of Php 21,000 (approx. $512).

Is it kosher?


Is it legit?

I guess we'll never know... :(

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Kindle Schmindle! I Prefer Comix!


My fellow PhilMUGger vicicasas has converted his Eee into his very own Kindle ebook reader. His picture of the Kindle-ized Eee was even featured at Gizmodo. I have a Treo 650 and I love reading my eBooks from there so although I do have a couple of eBooks on my Eee, only to keep on returning to my Treo 650 for my eBook fix.

However, another good friend of mine, reverseenginner of PeeePCeee has another idea: turn the Eee PC into a comicbook reader. I followed his tip on reading comicbooks from the Eee and I think that the Eee makes the best comicbook reader using a Linux program called "comix".

But instead of the "Killing Joke", I'm currently reading Iron Man: Inevitable. Cool huh?

Monday, February 4, 2008