I was looking at that cute little aspire 1. For anyone that has one, since it had no CD or DVD rom, can I install software from a shared network drive? (like office)
So long as you can access an *.exe I don't think the media should matter at all--so long as there is no DRM in the equation.Touch0Gray said:I was looking at that cute little aspire 1. For anyone that has one, since it had no CD or DVD rom, can I install software from a shared network drive? (like office)
Whether they make it or not is not the issue, I have a LOT of valuable and incredibly important (to me and my business) programs that I NEED on any computer I own.danl1 said:They still make software on CD?
DRM. Digital Rights Management. Annoying sh*t that companies do to keep you from using their products.Touch0Gray said:Whether they make it or not is not the issue, I have a LOT of valuable and incredibly important (to me and my business) programs that I NEED on any computer I own.
1201......what's a drm?
What make and model and how much ya think? I might gladly take it off your hands.24601 said:We have 3 here, 2 Linux and one windows. So far, for the windows one, we have only added downloaded programs, so I guess I'm not much help there. I tried to set up our desktop to share the DVD drive wirelessly but couldn't figure it out. I am pretty stupid there.
I downloaded some programs on the Linux, but quite frankly, it is extremely annoying trying to find programs worth having. You basically have to scroll through a long list and hope the title is descriptive enough. It also doesn't easily add icons to the desktop. You have to type in all sorts of code. Nothing is easy. I check the forums and people are always like "Oh, just add these 20 lines of code to some obscure file and everything should work." Yeh right. I looked into maybe trying a different form of Linux, but none of them give full functionality (like wifi--card readers--sleep).
I am selling my Linux one. I thought it would be fun to customize, but for most people it just isn't. Linux is confusing as heck if you don't eat-sleep-breath code.
Or save the money and the trip and just copy the contents of the CD to a USB Flash drive. This will usually work.and if you don't have an existing computer to quicky peer-to-peer to glom a drive, it's about $60 to get a usb CD-rom at your local big box electronics store.