Small notebook platforms. [was: Re: self-serving
redeux/revisited, and more questions?]
kline at thought.org
Sun Jun 21 21:55:57 UTC 2009
On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 10:16:40PM +0100, Chris Whitehouse wrote:
> Gary Kline wrote:
> >On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 12:42:00PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> >>On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 09:18:55AM -1000, Al Plant wrote:
> There's a wiki devoted to FreeBSD on Asus eee
> last edited 2009-05-31
outstanding; i'm looking at the top-of-page rt now:)
> I personally think Asus desktop motherboards are going downhill, based
> on my very small sample of two old ones going strong and one recent one
> defunct, plus that funny marketing smell that creeps in - "Rock Solid,
> Heart Touching" geez.
my asus days date pre-2000 when there was a builtin asus-SCSI
controller. and at the time anything scsi was a must.
marketing folks rate somewhere _beneath_ used-car salesmen, IMHO.
there is some saying about needs vs wants, and it's the marketing
guys who get us to need <<whatever>>. .....
> On the other hand the guys in the component level
> laptop repair shop I had to take my HP laptop to recently, told me they
> get fewer Asus laptops in for repair than anything, even thinkpads.
> (They get mostly HP :-< )
ouch! i've got two critical hp kayaks from 1998. been praying
to the hp-gods:) ---well, until i can get a real live human nerd
over here to help me replace them.
Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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