Adventures In Computing

July 14, 2008

Glad To Be Invited To The Party

Filed under: EeePC, GNU/Linux, KDE 4.0, Kubuntu, Linux, opensuse, Ubuntu — Normand Bissonnette @ 10:16 pm

I am very happy that my little blog is now aggregated on Planet Ubuntu Users.  I am sad that my first post is about getting rid of Kubuntu in favour of openSUSE.  I was pissed off at Kubuntu at the time of writing that post, now that I have calmed down I may change my mind.

I had tried to get on PUU a month ago or so but was not accepted because I had sent a picture of the back of my head instead of a proper hackergotchi.  I was to lazy busy to create one, so yesterday I finally decided to do it and try again.  I am glad that I did. There are lots of how-to’s on the ‘net you can follow that can help you if you don’t know what to do, I used Nicu’s How-to as a guide.  I was going to write a how-to on using gimp but there are so many of them already I decided against it.

While I was looking for a picture of myself to change into a hackergotchi, I decided to change two of my computers desktop backgrounds.  The first one is “kramer”, my laptop.

The second one is “babu”, my eeePC.

I’ll leave you with that.  The next post should have more substance.


  1. I’m excited to see another EEE PC user on Planet Ubuntu Users. Christer Edwards on Planet Ubuntu occasionally comments on his eeepc as well.

    Have you tried the netbook theme on there yet? I like having windows that aren’t always maximized, so I switched back to metacity myself, but I did trim it down to one toolbar and a compact gtk theme.

    Comment by Derek Buranen — July 14, 2008 @ 10:48 pm

  2. I’m glad you took the time to create a hackergotchi. Makes things allot easier for me 🙂

    Anyway, welcome to the Planet. Let me know if you need anything else.

    Comment by Tiago — July 14, 2008 @ 11:24 pm

  3. Hi!
    I’m about to buy an Asus EEE PC. The 4g model.
    Is it good?
    I am at university and I do a lot of programming and tend to write pretty fast.
    My hands are kind of small. I said that because I’ve hear people complaining about the keyboard’s size.
    How does the battery stands? I read 2,5 hours. I also read that the new one is coming with 7h max. Battery it’s kind of important but it is ok.
    I use Ubuntu at my actual notebook but I want to full switch to Ubuntu if I buy EEE. And Haver XP/Vista for gaming, photoshop and max.
    What about performance?
    Does it work better with the default OS (think it’s Xandros)?
    Does it work well with Ubuntu? Drivers and stuff?

    Thank you.

    Comment by mWm — July 15, 2008 @ 4:44 am

  4. Derek,

    I did try the netbook theme, it looks promising but I elected to go with metacity also.

    Comment by spurius — July 15, 2008 @ 9:42 am

  5. mWm, I like my eeePC. If you type fast you might have to slow down since the keyboard is tiny. The battery last from 90 minutes to 2 hours and a half. Watching video will suck the juice out of it pretty fast, while writing won’t.

    Why not use Gimp instead of Photoshop and get Playstation 3/Xbox 360 for gaming?

    I did not like using Xandros hence Ubuntu which was installed with a few tweaks here and there to get it to work, and installing the wi-fi everytime you update the kernel.

    Comment by spurius — July 15, 2008 @ 9:51 am

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