Saturday, July 25, 2009

Battery life in EeePC 901 GO

Yesterday I had possibility to test how long my freshly installed EeePC 901 would keep rocking and results were nice. I turned computer + 3G connection on and left it still. While lid was closed most of the time, it kept running from 17.00 - 20.40 and it showed still some juice in battery meter of ubuntu. So, I am quite pleased for that! Hopefully I can gain some more real life results in future, with actual usage of it while testing. Because I think display would take major part of consumption.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Nice combo, eee901 Go + ubuntu

Installation to my eeepc 901 GO went smoothly. Now I am running ubuntu 9.04 on GO and it works like a charm. Even compiz and 3D magic works. It's actually quite nice PC for traveling, because integrated 3G modem gives network where ever you are.

I've been watching this now for a while and I have to admit that it's little bit too small for primary computer, but it's certainly something more convenient to take with you for a trip. And most important thing: it's free from windows..

Monday, July 20, 2009

Ubuntu to Eeepc 901 GO

Q: What is most important feature of Windows ?
A: Ability to replace it with Linux.

I am currently installing Linux (ubuntu 9.04 alternate) to this hardware. I need to explore it's abilities in mobile environment for one project. And yes, it always feels good to over write that copy of Windows :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

weak signals

From yesterday 'employment figures' - I continue today to give you another weak signal. You all know this nice web site, where British guys keep up with the Nokia phones:

Now they registered domain:

When will it strike us? I personally have been waiting and waiting that Linux strategy from Nokia. Please let it arrive before I turn my head to android.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hot words

Every now and then I take peek to employment situation, making few queries to Finnish employment and economy office information system for open positions. Today I gained following results:

Query word / positions open:
Symbian: 26 positions
Microsoft: 41 positions
Linux: 56 positions

What does it tell you?

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Graphed future

I spotted this nice graphics from Chris Heathcote website and it surely describes well what I've been trying to tell my friends. Personal implication of this graph is the fact that our family quit subscribing new paper a year ago and my personal television watching time has decreased quite a bit. If I ever catch a show, it happens through service.

One thing which I could argue regarding this graph, is social increase part. I just don't know are we ready to be that social..