Aha, i managed to get away from the course early because i had finished the exercise (using for loops and conditions and casting to create a calculator of compound interest). Everything today has been relatively straightforward – nothing i couldn’t have figured out for myself, but that is reassuring to know at least.
On the train home i discovered another Linux user in Winchester! YAY! We got chatting after getting off the train – i complemented this person on their way cute titchy tiny little laptop. I wanted to know whether it was running Windows because i didn’t see a Windows key. No, it turns out it runs Xandros Linux! I smiled hugely and couldn’t help but say, “Good for you!” heheh!
After a very quick bit of browsing, i reckon it was one of these beauties: ASUS Eee PC – an ultra cheap, ultra small and light ‘subnotebook’ which comes pre-installed with Xandros! It weighs less than 1kg, boots up in 20 seconds, has all the best free software: OpenOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, Skype … it also has a media player and a video recorder. The price starts at £169.
Can i say … WANT!!!!
Oh my gosh, that would be so perfect for taking around on the train with me!! :)