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Here are a few interesting tidbits found on the web today:

OS X 10.6.2 probably will work on Atom-powered netbooks

The other day the blogosphere was aflutter with the news that OS X 10.6.2 seemed to kill support for the Intel Atom processor, which would mean that virtually every netbook on the market would be unable to run the upcoming version of Apple’s Snow Leopard operating system. Well, it turns out that the latest developer build brings back Atom support, so the crisis appears to be averted… or maybe it never really existed. Either way, this is good news.

via Gizmodo

Laptop Magazine celebrates the Eee PC’s 2nd birthday

I probably would have missed this one if Laptop Magazine didn’t remind me, but it was just over two years ago that Asus introduce the Eee PC 701, which was the first consumer-oriented netbook. I picked one up on day one and have never looked back.

At the time nobody was calling it a netbook. It was just a little computer with a 7 inch screen and a sub-$400 price tag. Two years later there are literally hundreds of tiny computers with 7 to 12 inch displays and low price tags that are in many ways direct descendants.

Those crazy kids at Laptop Magazine decided to throw a birthday party, complete with cake and party hates, just like they did last year.

And just for nostalgia’s sake, I’ll post my original unboxing video of the Eee PC 701 after the break. It’s the first unboxing video I ever posted to YouTube, and it also features the first cameo appearance from Laney the cat.

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4 replies on “Quickies: Hackintosh future is bright, Eee PC turns 2”

  1. I have an Asus EEE 701a computer. I bought it when I first heard that Asus was selling them. I still have it and will for a long time. I even bought a small netbook case for it too. It fits perfectly. I try installing different operating systems on it. πŸ™‚ It now has 1 gig of ram and a 32 gig SSD. πŸ™‚ I will wish it ‘Happy Birthday’. πŸ™‚

    1. That’s why I said the Eee PC was the first consumer oriented netbook. The XO
      was definitely the inspiration, but the Eee PC was the first device of its
      kind that you could walk into a store and buy.

  2. Happy 2nd birthday, Eee. It’s amazing what a trend this little device started. Also, it even held Laney’s attention for quite a while after she determined there was no tuna, Tender Vittles, or Little Sheba involved πŸ™‚

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