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nic nic at tymar.com
Tue Nov 18 08:57:10 NZDT 2008

Have any of you had success using a cellphone with an eepc as a modem for connecting to 
the internet? Someone asked me about it a couple of days ago, and I thought it should be 
possible, but I got stuck trying my normal incantations using pppd, so I gave up

Lindsay wrote:
> Small kbd means you will not have far to hunt for the more elusive
> keys.  :-)
> I am pleased with my 701.  Battery life short.  But it functions as a
> portable wifi scanner, demonstration notebook, digital photo show.  I
> have an 8 GB SD card in it providing more than enough reusable non
> volatile storage.
> The Eeepc has been equaled by several of the other manufacturers and
> there is a lot of choice. 
> New and non users love it because it is less intimidating than a big
> screen.  It looks like it might be manageable to some who are not
> confident with PCs.
> Lindsay
> On Tue, 2008-11-18 at 08:35 +1300, thefrasers wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> Just to recap, what do you all think of the Acer Eee
>> notebooks now that you have had a chance to try them out. I
>> am intending to put the universal-in-our-household PCLOS on
>> one if I go ahead, and am drawn to the idea of the thing's
>> portability. I am a hunt and peck typist so keyboard size is
>> a minor factor but please, be honest in appraisal of the
>> warts. What works, what doesn't. Santa would need to be
>> advised prior to mid-December if a purchase is to go ahead.
>> Thanks,
>> John.

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