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Tuesday, January 15, 2008


1) I got an Asus Eee PC laptop for Christmas. It's so small and handy. I didn't think I would be keeping the default 'easy' interface but I've grown to find it refreshing. It's nice to get away from a standard interface for a while. I'm also impressed by the 20 second boot time! Websites display on the screen better than I hoped. I only come across a few that require side scrolling. I installed Skype 2.0 beta to get video chat working and a little system tray app to turn the camera on for it. Nifty.

2) I started using Leopard on my new Mac Mini at work pretty much from day one. I really like the experience. I didn't realise just how handy Quick Look and Stacks would be! The upped specs really make my VMware work much more pleasant.

3) As part of a general domain project at work I built a Samba file server. Using winbind it authenticates Active Directory users and auto creates them a shared home folder. No username and password prompt necessary. It took me a bit of fiddling around but I got a config that works. I think most of the trouble was on the Windows side requiring digitally signed transmissions.

4) KDE 4.0 came out but I have not tried it yet. I hear it is still a bit buggy so I am holding off for now. The intrigue is starting to grow though.