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Forum: Beginners Questions 08-10-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,936
Posted By Matt_H
Besides being a resource hog, Acrobat Reader has...

Besides being a resource hog, Acrobat Reader has many security issues:
Is Adobe the next (pre-2002) Microsoft? | Tech News on ZDNet (http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-329118.html)
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 07-27-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,124
Posted By Matt_H
Well, you aren't going to get an actual answer -...

Well, you aren't going to get an actual answer - just people's opinions. 2GB RAM is plenty to run any of the three you mention, assuming you have enough hard drive space. RAM is not the bottleneck,...
Forum: Dell Mini 10v 07-23-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,717
Posted By Matt_H
You can go either way and if you decide to...

You can go either way and if you decide to change, you don't have to reinstall. The "Netbook Remix" is not actually a separate Ubuntu distribution - it's plain vanilla 9.04 with an interface skin on...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 06-25-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 50,222
Posted By Matt_H
Some concern has been expressed regarding the...

Some concern has been expressed regarding the less expensive products coming from China Ebay sellers with non-matching MAC addresses. Up until this past weekend I have not been able to stress my...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 06-17-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,832
Posted By Matt_H
I bought the 5350 because it was 50 more than the...

I bought the 5350 because it was 50 more than the 3500. I'm nowhere near WiMAX and probably won't ever use it, but come on! It's 50 bigger!

Seriously, it was actually on a few bucks more. If it...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 06-16-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,832
Posted By Matt_H
I've purchased an Intel 5100 and 5350 (same as...

I've purchased an Intel 5100 and 5350 (same as 5300 but with WiMAX) and a third antenna from Ebay. Most sellers are from China, but the shipping is often free and the prices for the items are...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 06-16-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 985
Posted By Matt_H
I'm not sure what version of Ubuntu you are using...

I'm not sure what version of Ubuntu you are using or if you are using Dell's customized version or vanilla Ubuntu straight from Canonical, but you may want to try this:
Ubuntu on the Dell Mini 9:...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 06-15-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 50,222
Posted By Matt_H
Well, I got my 5100 today (about $17 from ebay...

Well, I got my 5100 today (about $17 from ebay seller pc_digi). Just like my 5350 and the cards from many others on this thread, the MAC address on the label did not match the MAC address found by...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 06-12-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 50,222
Posted By Matt_H
No, the MAC address written on the card is not...

No, the MAC address written on the card is not its actual MAC address. My thoughts on this start here:...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 06-11-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 50,222
Posted By Matt_H
Unfortunately, I know nothing about WiMAX. I got...

Unfortunately, I know nothing about WiMAX. I got the 5350 instead of the 5300 because I felt like spending the extra $2.50 and thought that perhaps in the future I'd be able to fiddle with WiMAX if...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 06-11-2009, 01:38 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 50,222
Posted By Matt_H
Well, I just completed this mod with my WiFi Link...

Well, I just completed this mod with my WiFi Link 5350. Earlier I described my installation experience with the card itself, and today I received my third antenna and went through the process...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 06-04-2009, 03:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Posted By Matt_H
I used an eyeglass repair kit screwdriver to pry...

I used an eyeglass repair kit screwdriver to pry the antennas off. It provided the necessary leverage that my fingernails could not, and it assured me that I was pulling straight up and not torquing...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 06-02-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 50,222
Posted By Matt_H
This card does have both MAC addresses on the...

This card does have both MAC addresses on the label, and the label looks exactly as yours does. I don't have WiMAX access at this time so I can't confirm if the WiMAX MAC address is correct or not. ...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 05-31-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 50,222
Posted By Matt_H
I received my Intel 5350 yesterday. I purchased...

I received my Intel 5350 yesterday. I purchased it from a vendor in Hong Kong from Ebay. I selected this particular vendor because he was providing an antenna along with it. I figured I'd save...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 05-27-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,221
Posted By Matt_H
Thanks guys. It took about 45 minutes chatting...

Thanks guys. It took about 45 minutes chatting with Dell, but I was able to order a new bezel. Best part was that it was a free warranty replacement, an option that for whatever reason had not...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 05-25-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,221
Posted By Matt_H
Thanks. I have downloaded the service manual,...

Thanks. I have downloaded the service manual, and I think I'll be in good shape. I don't suppose you know if I need to get the bezel service kit part or if I can get away with just ordering the...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 05-25-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,221
Posted By Matt_H
cracked LCD bezel

Hi.

I have a black mini 9 without a webcam. I recently noticed a crack in the silver plastic that goes around the screen. I'm pretty sure that part is called the LCD bezel, but I'm not 100%...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 05-23-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 50,222
Posted By Matt_H
I just ordered the 5350 and third antenna. The...

I just ordered the 5350 and third antenna. The package was about $2 more than the 5300, so I splurged. Hopefully this thread will be able to get me through the third antenna install.
Forum: Beginners Questions 05-23-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,573
Posted By Matt_H
There is such a thing, as I'm typing on it now. ...

There is such a thing, as I'm typing on it now. Dell calls a mini 9 ordered with Ubuntu a mini 9n. It even comes with a 'N' sticker on the palm rest instead of a Windows sticker. It's all...
Forum: Ubuntu 05-22-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,762
Posted By Matt_H
That's the exact solution I was going to...

That's the exact solution I was going to recommend, because that is what you had to do for Ubuntu 8.10 to get sound working on the mini 9. I'm quite surprised that this step is needed for 9.04 on...
Forum: Ubuntu 05-21-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,256
Posted By Matt_H
I agree that sticking to the LTS version makes...

I agree that sticking to the LTS version makes sense for support reasons. However, since Dell customized their 8.04 release which requires using their own repositories, part of the "support" should...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 05-21-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,262
Posted By Matt_H
The hardware is the exact same. The difference...

The hardware is the exact same. The difference is what Dell/Microsoft will allow you to configure the machines with. Microsoft wants everyone to move to Vista, but netbooks often don't have fast...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 05-19-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,822
Posted By Matt_H
I think 1024 x 600 is the highest resolution the...

I think 1024 x 600 is the highest resolution the LCD is physically capable of natively. Anything more would be more than just a driver, but instead some sort of virtualization software. Here is a...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 05-19-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,542
Posted By Matt_H
Yes, the hardware is the same, but if you are...

Yes, the hardware is the same, but if you are buying it new from Dell (as opposed to the Dell Outlet), if you select Ubuntu over XP, you are given the option of 2GB of RAM whereas the largest amount...
Forum: General Mac OS X Discussion 05-12-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,292
Posted By Matt_H
I'm biased towards Ubuntu so I won't try to make...

I'm biased towards Ubuntu so I won't try to make an unbiased recommendation, but I will say that if you are considering staying with Ubuntu, please consider installing Ubuntu 9.04 straight from...
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