Thursday, September 1st, 2016
I'm currently on my vacation in our family house on the countryside.
As it's located in a small village and cellular coverage is quite
bad here, I decided not to take with me any of my normal computers
for the silent evenings, when my wife and kid are asleep and I have
a bit of time to do some computing.
Instead I brought an old Asus EeePC 701, which I recently acquired.
Even though it's older than my other netbook Acer AspireOne D255,
my big notebook Lenovo T400 and probably even both my PowerBook G4
and iBook G4 are faster, it's quite fun to use it.
Tiny 7" screen with lower resolution than my iPhone has (800x480),
slow Intel Celeron CPU (600 MHz), small internal flash storage
(4 GB), but nothing of this really matters with NetBSD 7.0.1. All
the hardware is supported and works. The default window manager
(twm) was made for hardware way older than this and therefore is
snappy. Dillo for web browsing, lynx for gopher, nedit for code
editing, perl and gcc for programming - I have everything I need.
I like this machine.