My tax refund gift to myself just arrived in the form of a Dell Inspiron Mini 9. I haven’t touched Linux with the exception of ESX Server since the days of Redhat and Suse in the late 1990s… so the OS is a bit of a shock to me at first. Like how in the hell do I see the basic system information, such as right-clicking my Computer and hitting Properties in Windows? I have a feeling I am going to be doing a lot of Googling. Here are some shots from the unboxing along with some size comparisons.
The box… sexy brown.
Compared to The Dark Knight Blu-ray.
Compared to a standard hardcover book.
A Dell XPS M1330 (with extended battery).
A Lenovo X61s (with extended battery).
A Toshiba Tecra M9.
A Compaq NX9010 (a real beast).
All booted and pretty.
Here’s a snapshot of the System Properties. I already have a 2GB memory stick on order from NewEgg.
Look for a lot more posts about the Dell Mini 9 soon!