It has been almost 6 months since I first booted my Dell mini 10v. In that time I’ve used it nearly daily. I do not regret the purchase in the slightest. However as time goes on I have become frustrated with the support the Mini has been getting. Rather, the lack of support.
Dell Mini 10v + Ubuntu 8.04 + Wine + Runes of Magic…
It started, told me my graphics card was too sucky then promptly hung.
Well, I’ve had my Dell Mini 10v for two days now. Here’s a list of thoughts about it in no particular order.
In my last post I described how voting via commerce is not a precise way to convey preferences. Even so I still tailor my purchases on the off chance that purchasing one product or another will provide sufficient support for the market to shift in a way I desire. I have been eyeing a Dell Mini 9 for over a year now. Not because it is a sleek Netbook but because Dell is the first major PC manufacturer to embrace Linux on their desktops, laptops and netbooks. I wanted to reward them with my business but needed to do so in a way that let them know it was Linux, not their hardware, which brought me to their doors. Sometimes, however, principles can be so frustrating!