Windows 7 on Acer Aspire One D250

I think I will like Windows 7.  I completely skipped Windows Vista,  both in business and at home.  Windows XP is still everywhere on all my computers. But Windows 7, especially 64 bit,  is inevitable. XP is aging and it will be out of the mainstream in a couple of years. Just like Windows 98 SE, great OS’es, a pleasure to use most of the time, but part of history now. While Windows 98  SE was not always stable, Windows XP was the first Microsoft OS as stable and versatile as you can expect for software and well, very well supported … Continue reading Windows 7 on Acer Aspire One D250

A battery for the Acer Aspire One D250

The D250 comes witha 2200 mah battery. A 3 cell Li-Ion version, good for over 2 hours. Quite an achievement for such a battery and netbook.  There is a version with a 4400 mah but the price differencee is well over 70 euro, I paid 279 euro (delivered at home,  for my D250. And this will give 5 hours max runtime. And this may not be enough also . 2 hours are passing by quickly on the road. And batteries age, so in less than 2 years I would not be surprised to see it only last 1 1/2 hours. Lucklily there … Continue reading A battery for the Acer Aspire One D250

Acer Aspire One D250 D2D recovery and Windows 7

Enjoying my Acer Aspire One with XP! But Windows 7 is the way of the future, so I am tempted to upgrade, once I have a permanent W7 license for it.  EIT november 1st 2009: Windows 7 is now isntalled, read here) I am studying how to protect the D2D eRecovery facility. At boot time all Acers Aspire notebooks  have a D2D (disk 2 disk) restore facility, activated by pressing ALT-F10 at boot time. It works by having a special MBR and a hidden partition of 7 GB with a fresh OEM XP install. Installing Windows 7 will for sure change … Continue reading Acer Aspire One D250 D2D recovery and Windows 7

Acer Aspire One D250

I have been thinking about it some time now,  what to take as computing device on the road. When I am traveling my faithful Ipaq (4350) serves me well, since 2006. Playing mp3, watching video, it all went well. Accessing internet via wireless if available. And will do so in the future, good in the airplane or train or bus for music and movies. With three batteries I can fill several hours, It is old by current  standards,  and replacement by a modern pda will be  expensive, since they became smart phones like Windows Mobile or Android based. But a pda/smartphone could … Continue reading Acer Aspire One D250