Cliff Saran's Enterprise blog

April 2008

  • Skip Vista - you know it makes sense

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 30 Apr 2008
  • Any IT manager attempting to replace desktops when trading conditions are poor, must be mad, or a genius, or both. No one their right mind should be looking at refeshing the desktop unless the ...

  • Mobile Internet woes on the eeePC

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 24 Apr 2008
  • On the eeePC it is possible to use GPRS on a Windows Mobile 6.0 phone if you have a USB cable for the phone. Bluetooth should also work but Windows Mobile 6.0 needs tweaking because Microsoft no ...

  • Rebuilding the eeePC - Part 3

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 17 Apr 2008
  • Non official repositories may lock up the eeePC. So before installing any new software it is important to make sure the official Asus repositories are given priority, especially if unstable or ...

  • Rebuilding the eeePC - Part 2

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 16 Apr 2008
  • Once you get the hang of it, it's easier to use the synaptic package manager than running apt (advanced packaging tool) at the command-line.

  • Rebuilding the eeePC

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 15 Apr 2008
  • To rebuild, Asus provides a recovery disc. I ran this disc on a Windows XP machine and used the second option on the Asus menu to format a USB memory stick for Linux and make an image of the ...

  • A week in the field with the eeePC

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 14 Apr 2008
  • Given its size, the eeePC was usable. Editing sound and images was slower than a desktop PC – mainly due the small screen, the touchpad and the relatively slow processor – but I was still able to ...

  • Telecoms Sans Frontieres - Setting up a telecoms centre

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 10 Apr 2008
  • Earlier today I was out at an airfield near Pau in the south west of France to see how Telecoms Sans Frontiere trained its volunteers.

  • Vanuatu - The IT that coordinates emergency response at Telecoms Sans Frontiere

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 09 Apr 2008
  • Pictures: At 15:33 Central European Time, officials at TSF received an alert from the Global Disaster Alert Coordination System (GDAC), a system which sends out text message alerts to alert people ...

  • Customising the eeePC part 1

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 08 Apr 2008
  • The first thing is to find the applications you need. Asus has made this relatively straightforward: it provides repositories of programs, applications, tools and code libraries (a bit like DLLs in ...

  • Lost weekend discovering the joys of eeePC

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 07 Apr 2008
  • It's only when things go wrong...or you need to want the eeePC to do more, that you have to start getting your hands dirty with Xandros Linux.. And this is the reason I lost a weekend with the eeePC

  • Google Docs now offline

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 02 Apr 2008
  • While Google Docs is in no way as functional as MS Word, let's face it, most people use only 10-20% of Word. So why pay £300 for the full MS Office Suite?