November 19, 2008 at 1:30 pm #159403dadoesMember
Been reading this site for the last couple of days, great info. Decided I should join in.
I’ve got a Blue NC10 on order from Play at the moment, which is showing a release date og the 10/12/2008 at the moment.
I’m a developer so will be using the NC10 for playing around with Silverlight and XNA.November 19, 2008 at 1:55 pm #169867
Hi dadoes, welcome to the forum and thanks for contributing!
I bet it’s a bit frustrating waiting for it to arrive whilst reading about everyone elses exploits lol! But I had the option of getting a white one two weeks earlier than the black but decided to wait so I know how it feels to hold out for the version you want!
I had not heard of XNA before. What kind of stuff do you work on? Is that used to produce commercial games?
I am professional data developer and will be putting on the BI development studio (a specialised visual studio) at some point to see how it performs. I will of course post up my experience so it will be interesting to see how the NC10 handles some “mans” software ;)!
What is used for silverlight development? I have a passing interest in the technology and its something my employer’s site is starting to incorporate more and more.November 19, 2008 at 3:47 pm #169871dadoesMember
The wait is killing me. Every now and again I’ll decide to cancel my order and get a black one instead, but then I change my mind again and decide to stick it out.
XNA is Microsoft’s game development system, it’s freely downloadable and integrates with VS 2008. It’s big thing at the moment is XBOX 360 community games (released as part of the new xbox experience).
You can use VS 2008 to do most of the stuff in Silverlight, and then there is Microsoft Expression studio (a bit like VS but for designers).
I’m currently a Web Developer (back end stuff and the odd bit of front end functionality using JQuery, Flash, and Silverligt).
I also do some graphics work in my spare time (not that there much of that at the moment) using InkScape and Cinema 4D. Be interesting to see if there’ll run on the NC10November 19, 2008 at 5:22 pm #169868
Cool! I bet those gfx packages are quite hardcore? That will be a real test of any processor lol! I feel quite positive about VS2008 running well, heck I might install Express later and see how that goes.
I know how you feel about the cancelling – I almost did too. Infact I logged into my order account to cancel and reorder from a supplier which said it had the black ones in, only to find that mine had been dispatched! So that worked out well!
In a couple of months the short wait will mean very little so hold out if you can – I think the blue ones will end up being the coolest!November 19, 2008 at 7:34 pm #169870fatnbaldMember
In a couple of months the short wait will mean very little so hold out if you can – I think the blue ones will end up being the coolest!
Its a good job I am old and hurt by not being cool lol lol lol (polishes the white one)
Although no 1 daughter has now made it off limits so might have to buy my own to play with!November 19, 2008 at 7:56 pm #169869
Its a good job I am old and hurt by not being cool lol lol lol (polishes the white one
I’m over 30 and blog about netbooks – what do I know about cool anyway lol ;)!
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