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Join Date: Dec 2009
Couple of questions. Help appreciated. - 12-16-2009, 04:00 PM
Hey guys, I have a few possibly noobish questions:
Firstly, I was on the dell site looking at the Dell Mini v10's and there are several versions:
Looking at the prices, and the fact that I already own a version of Win 7 Home Premium and Windows XP professional, I'd rather not spend more money on the Windows versions.
And after lurking around the forum for a while, I found that the main worry was the Bios versions.
My question is this; Does it matter which OS I get pre-installed from Dell as the bios will probably get flashed anyway? Will the bios be different because of said operating system choice?
(Because I was looking at this one.)
My second question is regarding Dual Boot. Will it be possible? Because I'd love to be able to play things like Total Annihilation on this puppy.
And my third question:
The CPU's all have different names in the dell pages. What's the difference? (They are only minute differences in the names, but I'd like to make sure before buying one)
Windows 7 CPU: "IntelĀ® Atom™ Processor N270 (1.6GHz, 533MHz, 512K cache)"
Windows XP CPU: "IntelĀ® Atom™ Processor Z530 (1.6GHz, 533MHz) 1GB RAM"
Ubuntu Linux CPU : "N-Series IntelĀ® Atom™ Processor N270 (1.6GHz, 533MHz, 512K cache)"
Thanks for any help
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12-16-2009, 09:36 PM
I have been a Windows user for a while now. Never had any problems myself. But I like to try different things. Believe it or not, I did a Software Development course for two years, which got me interested in Linux. However I never had the time to try it out properly, and compatibility issues with my hardware made time even more limited.
This whole idea came from reading OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard on Dell mini 10V – Inspiron 1011 osx86sv.com and the ease of it sounded appealing.
Right now I'm looking for a toy, a little project to mess around with.
If the bios settings only really include drive and ram differences to the OSX version, I presume that it shouldn't matter much as the bios will probably need to be flashed anyway.
The graphical power will only need to be enough to run basic applications, and things such as media player visualisations (or iTunes visualisations.)
I'd probably be looking at the N series cores then, as its doubtful that I'll be using the Netbook much outside of home/college.
The Latitude 2100 looks incredibly fun with the potential touch screen.
Which would you recommend to me, from experience or from friends/family?
And thanks again for the help
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