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Default Android on Mini 9 - 02-21-2014, 11:19 PM

Come on guys out of the closet, who's still using their Mini 9?... any good, (or bad even), thoughts about Android?
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Default 02-22-2014, 12:23 AM

Lots of Mini 9s in use, including mine. Have not thought about Android - that's an OS I have yet to explore in depth.

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Default Android4.3 - 02-22-2014, 10:02 PM

The X86 4.3 version runs quite well, a few gliches but very fast. It doesn't like Broadcom though, so I use an external Wireless adapter. Can't get Skype and quite a few apps. but it's nice to use I think.

+ Another one if you don't want Windows is the lightweight version of Ubuntu, called Lubuntu, which is quick, but has a very similar layout to Windows.

# Just a bit of an update. I've been testing Lubuntu 13.10 with the latest Chromium, and it's working very well. Very smooth, fast and no problems.

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Default 03-06-2014, 08:27 PM

i don't try it.. now i'm using gnome
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Default 05-09-2014, 02:39 PM

There are a lot of better things to try that this one.

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Default 06-29-2014, 02:50 PM

Could you please advise on a suitable OS?
I absolutely need WWAN and until now I am stuck with XP to have it working properly. I have 1GB RAM and 32GB SSD.
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Default 11-05-2014, 03:06 PM

I still use my Mini 9. It is my go to machine when I need to travel small and light, especially on motorcycle trips. I just bought a new Garmin and and tried Linux on a USB stick, alas... the Garmin plugin for Mapquest is not supported under Linux. Otherwise I would be all over it. So for now I am using Win XP.

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Default 11-24-2014, 07:05 PM

I literally use my Mini 9 every day. I'm running OSX SnowLeopard 10.6.8 on it and it's fully functional.

I bring it to school every day on my bicycle so small and light is important. But equally important is the fact that it's not worth much so if it got stolen or broken I wouldn't sweat it (much). Also it fits in the palm of my hand so its super easy to walk around and check kids HW etc.

I still use iWeb on it to update my website every day. I'm typing on it right now in fact...

Long Live the Mini 9
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