Maclet • 21 January 2009 • The SnowBlog


I don't seem to have much time to write for this here blog at the moment. I seem to be leaving it all up to Em. Who has a business to run and a small baby to amuse. It's not fair really. I'm very busy, but not with anything anyone would want to read about. But I did make something the other day that some of you might like. I've been having trouble with the little netbook I bought a while back. It keeps crashing. So I thought I'd get a replacement. But I wanted a Mac. Only they don't (yet) make a Mac netbook. So I made my own (with lots of help from the internets). Continue reading to see a couple of pictures. It's based on something called a Samsung NC10, which is a popular little Windows (or Linux) netbook. But using my amazing label remover, I got rid of the Samsung logo on the lid and replaced it with a cheap Apple sticker. And of course I loaded it up with the Mac operating system. Click on the pictures for larger versions. ( The CD is just to give you a sense of the size.) It's not perfect. There are a couple of things that don't work properly because it's not a proper Mac. But it's great to use. It goes to sleep in under two seconds (like a Mac) and starts up again just as quickly. And thanks to the NC10's design, it's good for about five hours of use without recharging. If you want to make one for yourself, check out this site.


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