January 5, 2009 at 9:50 am #160436
Hi guys, another new member here! I brought an NC10 on Saturday and am chuffed to bits with it.
I’m in the UK and have found this site a great help so far. Amongst other things it quickly reassured me I wasn’t the only one with blue F7 and F8 keys on my black sammy!
I’m a web developer but will mostly be using the NC10 for casual surfing. Although it’s early days so I’m looking forward to seeing how it slots into my life.
PhilJanuary 5, 2009 at 10:25 am #178549adatay92Member
Welcome to the site philJanuary 5, 2009 at 10:41 am #178544jezMember
Welcome Phil! What kind of web dev do you do? PHP, MySQL, Apache will run fine for some light programming on the move. I’ve not tried ASP .net though.
Graphical work will always be held back by the smaller screen!
Welcome to the site.January 5, 2009 at 10:41 am #178550John WalkerMember
Hey – only just noticed that my F7 and F8 buttons are also blue!January 5, 2009 at 11:03 am #178551
Thanks for the warm welcome guys, nice to be part of a such a friendly forum 🙂
jez: it’s mainly ASP.Net & MSSQL for me these days, so I’m not sure how much load IIS would put on the NC10. However I’m sure the coding environment itself will run fine, especially something like Visual Web Developer which is a bit more lightweight than Visual Studio.
John: heh it seems a lot of people on the forum only noticed when someone else brought it up too!January 5, 2009 at 6:18 pm #178554
Welcome to the site Phil – You didnt happen to buy your sammy from Currys did you? I sold one to a web developer on Saturday and it would be quite a coincidence. I was explaining how great they are (I have a white one) and how easy it was to upgrade the RAM.January 5, 2009 at 7:04 pm #178552
LOL! Yes I did buy it from Currys in Kettering on Saturday! I was only just telling my colleague earlier about how helpful you were!
Funny actually as there’s another member on here (aside from jez) who talked about web development and I wondered if it was you.
Are you studying locally?January 5, 2009 at 7:41 pm #178555
haha what a small world…. I was there over xmas hols but now im back in Stafford finishing off my degree. Not very many knowledable staff working for Currys or PC World these days though. Im pleased you like the netbook – told you the case it comes with was wafer thin too 😀January 5, 2009 at 8:26 pm #178545jezMember
Well, if you do install those apps let us know how you get on. I work with Visual Studio in my day job (nothing to do with front end development – but I do work for a website!) but haven’t tried it yet on an NC10!
PS. welcome to mossmotorsport too, any interesting insightful gossip from the world of Currys?!January 5, 2009 at 8:53 pm #178556
Hi to Jez! I have Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 working very nicely on the sammy, as I run a web design company in my spare time too. The 2GB RAM does help though… Nothing much interesting happening in the world of Currys really – other than the fact that there are lots of budget cuts and times are hard – as with most companies I imagine.
Very pleased with the netbook though – its actually replaced my 18 month old Compaq Presario (staff discount comes in quite handy!). This site has been a very valuable source of information, and I can see myself spending a fair bit of time on the forum!January 6, 2009 at 3:19 pm #178546
Welcome Phil. 🙂
My Sammy came from Currys too, albeit not Kettering. 😀January 6, 2009 at 3:59 pm #178553
Heh well I usually buy everything online, but so often these days when you buy anything you get it home to find there’s a fault. Returning to online companies is a right pain so I thought if I buy it from Currys at least they’re just down the road! The price difference between them and online stores wasn’t too much either.January 6, 2009 at 4:26 pm #178547
Same reasons I used Currys as well. I prefer to buy expensive goods locally so that if there’s a problem I can just walk back into the store and let them deal with it. The lack of direct human interaction while doing an online return always makes me nervous, plus there’s all the waiting.
Retail stores are seeing more and more potential customers lost to online sales and I think they are finally starting to become more competitive to counter this. Obviously they can never be as cheap as some of the big e-tailers, but it’s good for us customers that they are trying. 😀
I like my local Currys and PC World staff anyway. Me and my hubby have worked in both stores and so we know some of them pretty well.January 6, 2009 at 10:10 pm #178557
It will be interesting to see how long we survive for, two of my colleagues have been made redundant today and I know that us, PC World and although not the same group – Comet – are all finding it hard to be competetive due to such large overheads. Clearly everyone will shop whereever is cheaper, but sooner or later there will be much less shops for people to buy in. Times are hard for high street retail!January 7, 2009 at 12:56 am #178548
Sorry to hear about the redundancies, it must be bad if DSG is laying off staff. They are a big company though with fingers in lots of pies, so hopefully things won’t get any worse and your own job will stay secure throughout the credit crunch. 🙂
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