Jan 21 2011
You may recall that I changed the operating system (OS) on my Asus Eee PC a number of times. When I visited family Dickinson last year near Lewes, I loaded Ubuntu on my ‘Baby Asus’.
I only use this machine when I am travelling or in the class-room when there is no other machine available. I recently got some messages from Ubuntu warning me that there was not enough space when I wanted to download.
I borrowed the external drive from the Institute and wasted a lot of time yesterday trying to install it from a disc, then a download to my stick. They didn’t work!
Solution to problem = Stefan. I took the machine etc. to our Photoshop session and arrived early. Stefan looked it over and tried what I had done – with no success. Instead he went to one of the computers and downloaded Xubuntu from the web-page, burned to disc and then installed it onto my Baby.
All went well as I learnt how to play around with Berlin Bears in our lesson. At home I downloaded 184 updates for the OS, then had fun loading Adobe so that I could listen to BBC radio over the baby. From the photos, you can see that it works fine!
I only use this machine when I am travelling so it important that radio and skype work when I am on the move. So far I can get the Beeb loud and clear. I’ll download Skype tomorrow, when I have more time.
Thanks for your help Stefan and I learnt something more today, in addition to our photoshop lesson.