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The afternoon sun was blazing directly into my office, so I took my EEE pc into the bedroom to try and get a little world count in. Within minutes, it was hot as hell, and as usual, my cursor hopped all over the screen and typed at random if my hand so much as brushed the plastic anywhere remotely near the touchpad.

I fat-fingered some control keys and the type got all spread out and weird...unable to figure out how to fix that, finally decided restarting it would be faster than actually figuring out what had gone wrong. (It was, and it worked.)

Decided I wasn't enjoying typing in Google docs and I have no luck with OpenOffice, so I did a search and saw that AbiWord is recommended. Can you go to an AbiWord website and simply get it? OH NO, THAT WOULD BE TOO LOGICAL. You have to follow multiple blog posts and download "packets" from various websites in links that lead to menus that are not labeled whatsoever with the "packets" you need, then you go into the "terminal" and who knows what VooDoo happens there...

Needless to say, I didn't pursue AbiWord. And in fact I just shut the damn thing down and decided I'm through trying to do anything with Linux, and that I'm not allowed to regard that netbook as anything other than a travel email checker. (Which my iPod can function as, with better battery life, and not get blazingly hot, and fit in my pocket, and play music.)

/rant

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