The ASUS T100 comes equipped with a clean Windows8.1 installation. The few apps added by Asus are not invasive and can easily be removed.
Windows8 is controversial. It’s basically made of three elements. The tiles home screen, the Apps pane and a semi-regular Windows Desktop, as shown below.
It’s plastic big time. But it’s rather a good one. It’s definitely well assembled, although I had a small misfortune with the volume buttons: they remained pressed down taking ownership of the UI and making the whole thing unusable. Well believe me or not, it “fixed itself on its own” while i was already on the phone with Amazon to have the item replaced:
I have recently decided to give Windows8.1 a serious go.
I had previously tried a developers’ release on a regular desktop PC and had experienced the harsh unreadiness of Windows8 for the desktop and the corporate use as whole.
Still Windows8 has some good to show.
First, it’s fast. Used to the ever increasing sluggishness of every windows release I was stunned by the snappy boot time and the extreme responsiveness of the UI.
Fist thing to do is to update the firmware:
Then, assuming you booted up in the Debian derivative for Raspberry you should update the packages, and this is gonna take forever.
To edit desktop, here there’s all you need:
Then I have installed all the goodies I needed like GPartED and configured the auto-device mount to quickly handles plugged discs. Continue reading
There we go. It has arrived.
During the Christmas holidays I found myself asked to fix an almost dead laptop. The issue was the dying disc. Facts proved it was a old PATA/ATA 80 gigs 8 years old disc.
I had my tablets (both droids and apples) my smartphones, but… nothing that would allow me to backup, restore and replace the nearly dead unit.
Hence… I decided to provide myself with a “tool” that would save my quail eggs in these situations.
So these are the specs of this to-be-buit tool: Continue reading
Di nuovo in risposta da un post di Osvaldo Danzi, ho pubblicato un commento:
Dissento integralmente con le idee e i superficiali e volgari giudizi espressi nel pezzo.
Frutto di totale assenza di competenza e conoscenza del fenomeno da parte di chi scrive.
1. I colpevoli NON SIAMO TUTTI!
Concetto che ribadisco ogni volta che posso. NON ESISTONO COLPE O RESPONSABILITA’ di gruppo. Esistono solo ed esclusivamente responsabilità INDIVIDUALI. Esistono SOLO persone, individui, con nome, cognome, residenza, ruolo e contratto CHE SONO RESPONSABILI per ciò che è accaduto, accadeva ed accadrà. Io vivo poco fuori Firenze. Continue reading
Commentando questo articolo di Osvaldo Danzi, ho scritto:
La sintesi è corretta, ma pragmaticamente, cosa’altro di diverso si sarebbe potuto fare?