Setting up a new Windows 7 box? Ninite.com is amazing!
March 1, 2012
This past weekend I decided that I needed to make my MacBook Air more functional, so I Bootcamp’d it to Windows 7, my preferred working environment. Of course after installing Win7 I needed to make it useful by installing a plethora of (my) standard tools. Normally, I do this by hand (I have a list, and don’t really mind it), but I figured I’d give Ninite.com a shot since someone had suggested it to me. Oh, My, dear and fluffy lord. Ninite.com is amazing.
Hands on with the Acer AC700 Chromebook
July 19, 2011
Last week, I got my hands on one of the brand spanking new Acer AC700 Chromebooks. I purchased this one over the Samsung Series 5 because the Acer has HDMI out instead of the Samsung’s VGA-via-dongle (it’s not portable if I have to remember 300 doohickeys to attach). My first impression with the unit is a good one. It’s sleek, well designed, and light. In fact, until you open the unit up (and see the keyboard) you wouldn’t even know it was a Chromebook. Last time I played with the Cr-48, I had started to fall a little out of love with the idea of a chromebook. The AC700 doesn’t change that much. It’s nice, but not great.
Futzing with a Cr-48/Chromebook
May 13, 2011
Since the Chromebooks are coming, and they look SUPER cool, I thought it was about time I spent some serious time playing with a Chromebook. While I didn’t get into the beta, a buddy of mine at work did, and has been keeping his Cr-48 at work; he was kind enough to loan it to me, and thus I bring you this post. The Chromebook, sporting 3G, combined with my DSL being out for the day (as part of my transition to Sonic.net) made for a perfect storm of real world testing. So as is my style, I bring you my review of the device, typed up on the device.
Chrome OS: The cloud laptop is an interesting concept
December 13, 2010
This past week saw the major announcement of the Cr-48 “Cloudtop” (Well… what the hell else do you call a Laptop/Netbook that is 100% cloud?) by Google. It will be the first pseudo-production device to run the new 100% cloud, Chrome OS. I knew of the Chrome OS, but not much about it, as it wasn’t really worth investigating previously. This weekend I sat down and watched the entire 2 hour “Chrome event” from Tuesday. During and after watching the video, it made me seriously re-evaluate how I use my computer and if a cloud computer could work for me (or maybe others I know).