Lush (green, electronic) life

So, some people celebrate a sale with champagne and dinner out (well, we did go to Stinky Feet Burger King play place). We celebrate with small, electronic devices:

This is the Eee PC. Very small. Very light. And yes, I did ask for the “lush green” version. I was thinking maybe the blush pink, but Kyra is coveting that one (when she’s older, when she’s older, although she already knows the difference between a play PC and a real one).

I kept the Linux operation system on it. You can load XP. But. Meh. More trouble than it’s worth. The Eee PC comes with OpenOffice and that’s all I need for writing.

So far, the only drawback is the tiny keyboard. It’s even smaller than a Mobile Pro keyboard. And my biggest complaint about that is instead of right shift key, I kept hitting the up arrow key. But I’m training my fingers to use it. Of course, I have bony thin fingers, and that may make a difference.

Overall, it’s working very well. And if Stinky Feet Burger King play place had WiFi, I could log on there, too.

5 Comments

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5 responses to “Lush (green, electronic) life

  1. Ahh… so no more Mobile Pro for you? Moving up in the world with the Lush Green Eee PC?

    🙂

    Thanks for answering.

  2. It’s certainly pretty! And nice way to celebrate.

  3. amyaddison

    Ooooh, pretty green! I like it. It’s got to be lighter than the laptop I’m carting around (but which has a nice 17″ screen so I can SEE things on it).

  4. Uh, sorry. This post prompted reverie, extensive web searches, long-winded discussions, and no small amount of lust, and I kind of forgot about commenting. What a great treat! Very cool! (And a linux machine too! Makes M. very happy!)

  5. I was seriously considering one of these, but worried about the keyboard. That’s my main complaint about the Alphasmart keyboard – not the size, but the stiff keys. So I ordered a refurbished iBook.

    And it’s got a pink skin!!!

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