Since writing about my new, two-pound laptop computer on December 2, I have continued to experiment with it and use it under a variety of conditions. I am still amazed at how easy this little powerhouse is to use. I now have it working on my in-home network, sharing the laser printer and other peripherals.
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In fact, a computer this tiny doesn't have room for a CD-ROM drive. No problem. As long as I am at home, I can simply insert the CD disk into one of my desktop computers and then "mount" the drive across the network. I can then use the CD-ROM drive as if it was installed in the two-pound system even though it is physically mounted in another system.
As received from the factory, the user interface lists a couple dozen programs. Simply double-click on an over-sized icon to launch any program. The system is simple to use, even simpler than Windows or even Macintosh computers.
In the earlier article, I mentioned a method of finding even more programs than what were listed in the simple interface. Since then, I have found that this laptop also has a full desktop user interface that can be launched in seconds. To install the "advanced mode," perform the following:
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