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Default Dell 10 or 10v? - 02-09-2010, 03:34 AM

So I'm looking to get either a Dell 10 or 10v. Now what is really the difference? If you want to hackintosh get 10v, if not get 10? Is that pretty much it? Well I don't know whether I want to hackintosh it or not. What are the benefits of doing it and why did you guys do it? Well, what I mainly want to use this for is entertainment. Now I do game, but only one game. And that game isn't available for macs yet but they said they are working on it, so just ignore that part. So I'm just going to mainly use it browsing the internet and downloading music, shows, anime, etc. So I'd like one that can download those really fast and be able to watch it in HQ. I would also like it to load hd youtube videos fairly quickly. So I guess when it comes down to it, what's best for streaming media? Windows 7 or OSX? 10 or 10v? I'm not so used to OSX but I can adapt. =]
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Cool 02-09-2010, 08:29 AM

just do a search on the board..that question has been asked/answered to death.....ps Welcome to the forum


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Default 02-09-2010, 03:49 PM

If you don't already have an interest in OS X, then don't bother. Windows 7 will do what you want. Youtube HD is not good on the 10v - might be better on the 10 (there are two different "10" models, the 1012 is the newer one and has I think the better chance of playing HD Youtube videos.)


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Default 02-09-2010, 04:57 PM

Agree with the above. I mostly use OS X on a MacBook but use a Windows desktop for some things. Windows 7 is a major improvement over earlier versions. It won't move me back to a Windows laptop (I prefer the Apple MacBooks, hardware-wise, and have the software suites I need), but if you are a Windows user and have a collection of Win software, Windows 7 is likely your best OS for a netbook.

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Default 02-10-2010, 12:23 AM

Get a 10v and hackintosh it. It will be the best decision you have ever made!
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Default 02-10-2010, 12:37 AM

Bah. If you already love OS X you may think so. I'm not so impressed.


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Default 02-10-2010, 01:35 AM

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Get a 10v and hackintosh it. It will be the best decision you have ever made!
To each his own.

Personally, I'll take Ubuntu or Jolicloud on a netbook over Windows or OSX.


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Default 02-10-2010, 01:52 PM

Horses for course and all that!

We all have our own personal favourites, and there is no 'best buy' which will appeal to everyone.

Hackintoshing does sound like fun though!


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Default 02-11-2010, 12:35 AM

As the owner of a 1010 for almost 9 months I can highly recommend it for the things you want;using Xp and Win 7. I also have Ubuntu; Fedora 11 and Mandriva 2110 installed to SD/HC drives and USB flash drives and use all three a good bit.
There are some things the Linux versions do better than Windows (XP and 7) but for video and flash they cannot match the Microsoft products. The drivers for Linux are just not as good as the ones for the Win products (for the GMA 500).
While it is possible to get good performance out of Linux on the 1010 its a lot of work and trial and error. If you like to fiddle with your system give them a shot. It won't cost you a cent and they can give you and edge in some tasks.
Alot of people are waiting to see what Dell is going to do with the 1010 and 1011 now that the 1012 is out. The 1012 sounds interesting; but not interesting enough for me right now to rush out and buy one as I already have a 1010.
The 1012 might be a big hit and Dell will discontinue the other two; but I will wait until alot more info is out on the 1012 before casting my pennies in their direction. Take care man I am sure you will have fun no matter what system you choose. fdalbor


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