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Default 09-20-2009, 11:45 PM

The GMA500 is ass-tastic. Avoid it at all costs! Ergo, do not buy a mini 10. IMHO.

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Default 09-20-2009, 11:55 PM

Originally Posted by holmes4 View Post

I'm always amused by the "fanbois" who tout their favored OS as the only one worth using. Each OS has its advantages and disadvantages - pick the one that best suits your needs and wants.
I agree completely. I am highly annoyed by "operating system wars" and really dislike discussions touting which OS is the "best" because they always result in fanboys backing up their OS of choice without stating any real facts or useful information.

There are different OS options for a reason and different people may prefer different things and have to use a certain OS for specific reasons. In my opinion it is best to be open-minded and keep all possibilities open. You may not agree with how Apple or Microsoft advertises... or you may not have much knowledge about Linux, but that does not mean you should flame other's decisions.

Snow Leopard and Windows 7 are both great operating platforms that can compete with each other... and various flavors of Linux are very netbook-friendly as well.

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Default 09-21-2009, 12:22 AM

personally, i would get the 160gb instead of the solid state 16gb. you'll have the room to space and whatever speed you MIGHT gain with the solid state drive, you'll be hamstrung to add extra data (16gig will run OSX. but not room for much else). i ordered 32 gig on my 10 and am thinking i'll end up regretting it.

the 1510 (i was told by the sales rep) has the "n" variable which is apparantly the newer coming standard. everything was "g" before, but as things improve the "g"will have incompatibilities, where the 1510 with "n" will be up with the times. again, so i was told. others here with more technical understanding will surely give you a better explanation -- and probably a fuller evaluation of the differences in wifi cards.

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Default 09-21-2009, 09:36 PM

I just installed windows 7 on my current computer and have noticed sometimes when I'm typing, it'll delete the word I'm typing for backspace for some odd reason? Anyone know what the cause of this is?
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