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Default 01-18-2012, 09:30 PM

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New life on the Mini 9 running Chromium OS Lime by Hexxeh. I'm gonna change the 6-cell to a 3-cell battery and have it with me everywhere for my quick use and also as a quick loaner for friends and family. No virus worries. Posting this reply on it. I've closed the lid and opened it a few times today. About 3 seconds wakeup each time with wifi active.

I have another Mini 9 as an internet workstation downloader (which I control from the internet using Logmein)
I still have mine but don't take it out much. Looking to try Chromium and see how it works.

Mini9 - Black - 2GB RAM - 4GB STEC HD
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Default 01-23-2012, 08:09 AM

Yep of the 3 I brought two are still operational one running OSX 10.6.4 the other win 7 - both with runcore 64 gig SSD's. They get used primary as movie unit's by the kids with the movies on our server.

Now knocking on 3 years old and still going strong. Me I use my M11x - which so far has had one screen replacement, one battery, and replacement motherboard.
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Default 01-23-2012, 04:47 PM

I take mine to school with me every day for taking notes. Law books are heavy, so the Mini 9's small size makes it a lot easier to find a place for it in my bag without adding too much weight. Plus, with Dropbox, all my school documents are synchronized between the mini and my home computer.
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Default 01-27-2012, 07:48 PM

My Mini 9 had been collecting dust for a while. It got replaced with a Mini 1012 I use when away from the house very shortly after I got it. The bigger screen, battery and keyboard of the Mini 1012 makes it near perfect for on the go.

Aside from the occasional legacy app that requires XP I haven't touched the Mini 9. That should changes this weekend. I am working on an emergency communications project with the local police department and my Mini 9 will be reborn running Ubuntu 11.10. Fingers crossed that it is a smooth install.


Mini 9 (910)|N270|2GB|16GB SSD|Bluetooth|XP SP3
Mini 10 (1012)|N450|2GB|250GB|HD Display|Bluetooth|Crystal HD|GPS|Win 7

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Default 01-28-2012, 03:26 AM

I surf with my 3 yr old mini 9 every day. Running Ubuntu 10.4, 2 gb ram, and a 64 gb ssd, it is fast. I am very comfortable with the keyboard and screen size. It also travels with me on vacations. I've gotten my moneys worth out of this baby and don't plan on upgrading as long as it continues to run.
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Default 02-01-2012, 04:21 PM

the minis live on
i passed one of my mini9s to my gf. i installed win7 ultimate and she uses it every day for work and at home. she totally loves it.
i passed my other mini9 to my mom. i installed linuxmint 11, set the language to spanish, set her up with a facebook account and now she is living in the 21st century

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Dell Inspiron 1720 2x 1TB HDD, 4GB RAM, Windows 7 Ultimate
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Default 02-01-2012, 04:30 PM

Mine still works just fine, replaced the battery six months ago. It was my first Linux computer and though I don't use Ubuntu on it anymore, it was a great way to fiddle with different distributions. We don't even run Windows at the house anymore, except for an old version of XP running in a virtualbox on the house computer (which runs Mint). This Mini is primarily used for cloud-based stuff now, hence I run PeppermintOS on it. I love taking it on business trips.

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Smile Still use mine every day, got it soom after they cane out. - 02-05-2012, 08:01 PM

Got it as an linux machined, it still is. has 2 gb of ram, and a recent 16 gb ssd upgrade.

I can boot it, check email, and shutdown while a window machien is still booting.

"Still use mine as much as ever... must be the only one :]"
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Default 02-08-2012, 11:17 PM

Count me in. Changed memory to 2 Gig the day I bought the unit. Perfect for giving PowerPoint presentations to clients. POP3 email while travelling is more convenient than using webmail.

Win XP 16G STEC drive. Now waiting for delivery of 32G Runcore.
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Default 02-09-2012, 11:38 PM

Few month ago I bought my Mini 9 for 90€. Before buy it, I thought that I wouldn't use it too much. But now I use it always for the University. I put Snow Leopard and it's fantastic. Verry useful to take notes and to do works in the biblio.

DELL Mini 9 | Original 8GB SSD | 1GB RAM | Bluetooth | 16GB SD HD | MAC OS X 10.6 | BIOS A07
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