Small Computing

Guide: Install OS X on Samsung N120 Netbook

Quick and dirty, this is not going to cover everything, but if you have an hour to kill, you will get OS X working on your Samsung N120 netbook, but don’t expect every last thing to work. Ready to get started? Grab your Samsung N120 netbook, iDeneb 1.4, and get these video kexts and let’s go to work.

Asus Eee PC 1000HE Netbook Review

I take a different approach to doing reviews and prefer to look at real-world use, so let’s look at the Asus Eee PC 1000HE netbook with that idea in mind. Aside from actual user impressions, I’m going to include what it’s like to use this netbook with Windows 7, OS X, and possibly linux (but I don’t promise). I’m not going to bother with running all of the benchmarks and getting the numbers, however, so if that’s what you’re looking for, please read any of the other excellent reviews that are out there. (Here’s a spoiler: it performs as well as 95% the netbooks out there.) However, if you’re looking to find out what it’s like to actually use and work on, keep reading.

How-to: Install OS X on Asus Eee PC 1000HE Netbook

As I said in the OS X on Asus Eee PC 1000HE troubleshooting article, I figured I’d go ahead and throw together a more traditional how-to to help out some folks who were interested in installing OS X on their Asus Eee PC 1000HE netbook. Now, it’s not exactly difficult, and this is little more than cobbling together work that others have done, so allow me to give credit where it’s due and list those sources before we get into the actual steps. Just keep in mind that some things won’t work (yet).

How-to: Apple Aluminum Keyboard in Windows

Ok, this isn’t netbook or tablet computer or anything like that related, so sue me. A theoretical situation: you buy an Apple Aluminum Keyboard (because they’re cool) and aren’t using an Apple computer. How do you get it to actually work in Windows? You poked around on Google which turned up some good ideas, but either the files were old or the method didn’t work, so here’s how make your shiny (well, it’s really sort-of matte) new Apple Aluminum Keyboard work in Windows.

Acer Aspire One’s SSD really, REALLY slow?

It’s no secret that I’m pretty happy with my Acer Aspire One netbook, but I did note in the review that it has received some pretty low marks where the SSD is concerned. Because they opted for a cheap, slow SSD, it can cause some performance problems for those who are managing a lot of content. For me, using it as a writing platform, it’s a non-issue. That isn’t the case for everyone, though.

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