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Forum: Dell Inspiron Duo 12-19-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 481
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
Passing the torch

Sold my Duo yesterday - sorry and sad to see it go, but my eyesight isn't up to the task any longer. Will miss the lively discussions and tremendous knowledge I have found here.

Still plenty of...
Forum: Dell Inspiron Duo 11-01-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
Unhappy Bad Tech Support

I was reading a few threads and noticed an issue that drives me ape-sh#$!...

Bad Tech Support.

Places like Best Buy, Office Max, etc. - the box stores - claim to provide tech support and claim...
Forum: Dell Inspiron M102z 08-23-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 11,653
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
Anything?

Anyone heard anything on this machine - I really want one but the won't ship from Singapore or Australia and no word at all on when the US will get it IF we get it - makes me sad :(
Forum: Dell Inspiron Duo 06-07-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,918
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
Thumbs up FINALLY did my clean install

Been planning this since I bought my Duo, as I am a firm believer in the elimination of bloatware. Decided after much thought and review that the wheel did not need re-invented, as Strider's...
Forum: News 05-20-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,603
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
I have to agree that the iPad and most tablets in...

I have to agree that the iPad and most tablets in general have not yet killed the netbook even if they are it seems trying to go that way. In a cost vs. productivity comparison in both educational...
Forum: Dell Inspiron Duo 05-16-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,020
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
A little easier for me to see is all

A little easier for me to see is all
Forum: Dell Inspiron Duo 05-13-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 947
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
No problem - glad I could help :-)

No problem - glad I could help :-)
Forum: Dell Inspiron Duo 05-13-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,423
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
I opted not to use Thinix, so I won't wander down...

I opted not to use Thinix, so I won't wander down that side road other than to say I liked it fine but didn't use it enough - if it had come pre-installed I would have kept it and I may go back to it...
Forum: Dell Inspiron Duo 05-13-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,020
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
I'm at 2.9 overall (3.1 Proc, 4.5 RAM, 2.9...

I'm at 2.9 overall (3.1 Proc, 4.5 RAM, 2.9 Graphics, 3.0 Gaming Graphics, 5.9 HD)

Display version is 8.14.10.2230 running at 1280x720 resolution

Not sure how much difference there is between...
Forum: Dell Inspiron Duo 05-13-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,080
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
I kept DuoStage because I use the docking station...

I kept DuoStage because I use the docking station to play music and I didn't want to run the risk of some sort of sync issue

I got rid of all the rest, but just short of a clean install, which I...
Forum: Dell Inspiron Duo 05-13-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,888
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
Mine is a Totes messenger bag I got at Big Lots...

Mine is a Totes messenger bag I got at Big Lots for 10$ - it was made for an upt 14" laptop but is well padded. I have a neoprene soft-bag (similar to Strider's I imagine) I slip it into as an added...
Forum: Dell Inspiron Duo 05-13-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,588
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
Although I don't have much experience with this...

Although I don't have much experience with this aspect of modding on my Duo, I am interested to hear how this goes for you as mine has the mini-slot with a bluetooth card that I am finding that I...
Forum: Dell Inspiron Duo 05-09-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 21,806
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
To get the boot option to boot from USB you need...

To get the boot option to boot from USB you need to ensure your USB stick is in the port BEFORE you start/restart.

From there, access the bios menu and you will be able to select the USB drive as...
Forum: Dell Inspiron Duo 05-09-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 947
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
Good Morning, As I posted in another thread,...

Good Morning,

As I posted in another thread, to get the boot option to boot from USB you need to ensure your USB stick is in the port BEFORE you start/restart.

From there, access the bios menu...
Forum: Dell Inspiron Duo 04-21-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,354
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
It happens. I haven't had this with my Duo, but,...

It happens. I haven't had this with my Duo, but, I manage hardware resources for my division at work, where we use Dell extensively (we have about 600 units under my care, and about 10x that many lab...
Forum: Dell Inspiron Duo 04-18-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 21,806
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
Step 1 - the trick - make sure your bootable USB...

Step 1 - the trick - make sure your bootable USB stick is in before you turn the Duo on

Step 2. - on startup while in Dell's splash screen, select f2 to enter the BIOS screens.

Arrow over to...
Forum: Beginners Questions 04-12-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
Did you reinstall the hardware drivers from Dell?...

Did you reinstall the hardware drivers from Dell? You can download them from their support site if needed. In XP, right-click My Computer, click Manage, and then click Device Manager. Check to see...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 04-11-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,058
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
Aero

Actually it is in fact the case that Aero will eat up a tremendous amount of resources, even on a desktop or traditional laptop. Aero is an umbrella for numerous graphical and performance 'widgets'...
Forum: Thinix Software for Dell Duo 04-07-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,774
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
Took the plunge

Installed Thinix...

Used it for about an hour...

Sold :D

The responsiveness and accuracy of the touch interface was VASTLY improved with the Thinix shell. Dell ought to be paying these guys...
Forum: Dell Inspiron Duo 04-06-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,115
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
Well, those times are with some tweaking, but...

Well, those times are with some tweaking, but thanks :-) My biggest boot time saver was to minimize bloatware and just turn off a few key wasted start-up processes (like iTunes auto-updater, for...
Forum: Dell Inspiron Duo 04-06-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,115
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
Start up time

So I was curious - how fast a start up are you looking to achieve?

Power button to functionality, including log-in, is running me ~45 seconds (verified with Event Viewer). That's from cold to...
Forum: Dell Inspiron Duo 04-05-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,635
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
RAM issue

What are you trying to accomplish that is bogging down due to what you are thinking are RAM issues? Certain program, or multitasking? Might be some other things to do to free up some resources :)
Forum: Dell Inspiron Duo 04-05-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 13,635
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
The Atom chip by design is maxed out by 2gig of...

The Atom chip by design is maxed out by 2gig of RAM, but, you might try using ReadyBoost if you are really needing RAM.



Caveat - ask yourself if you really NEED the RAM or is it just a case...
Forum: Dell Inspiron Duo 04-05-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,544
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
The refresh rate is set by default to 60hz, the...

The refresh rate is set by default to 60hz, the same as your desktop monitor - the more likely culprits are a) screen brightness (which can be adjusted under the power management tab in Win7's...
Forum: Dell Inspiron Duo 04-05-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,320
Posted By Sleeping_Panda
"Real World" use ~or~ why I chose the Duo

Win 7, Office 2010 including Visio and Publisher, Adobe Acrobat Pro X - primarily my real world needs involve development of training materials and manuals for the lab I work at, and so far the Duo...
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