I’ve often needed to obtain the MSI or a single EXE file for an enterprise deployment of Adobe Reader, Flash Player or Shockwave Player. Adobe now provide a single web page where you can request a license to download these files:
Don’t worry – there is no cost to it. The form only took me a few minutes to fill out and then a couple of minutes later I received an email with links to download the MSIs and EXEs.
A worthy side note is the installation parameters for a silent install – for the MSIs obviously you can use something like ‘msiexec /i filename.msi /qb-!’, but Reader only comes as an executable – use ‘AdbeRdr930_en_US.exe /sAll’ for a silent install.
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I’ve had my MSI Wind U100 for about 7 months now so it’s about time I wrote a quick review.
In a 2 line summary I would say that this is the best netbook I have seen. It is cheap, fast, easy to use and highly portable. I bought this netbook specifically because I was travelling and it was an excellent choice. I’ve had no problems with it and I would highly recommend the MSI Wind U100 to anyone.
I would recommend the relatively cheap upgrade to 2GB RAM. I’ve found the MSI support site to be excellent and the drivers on the site have all been updated for Windows 7, with which the machine boots up quite fast.
3 x USB 2.0 ports come in very useful
Battery life is quite good – get about 3 hours out of it
Full sized keyboard is very easy to use
A good weight and size for travelling
The rounded edges and glossy finish make it aesthetically pleasing
Wider screen than other brands
The built in speaker is underneath and therefore you lose some of the volume. If I’m using it for Skype or watching a movie I’ll usually connect a headset or external USB speaker.
VALUE FOR MONEY 9/10
BUILD QUALITY 8/10
Processor & Cache
Intel® Atom™ N270 1.6GHz processor
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
10” 1024×600 LCD Panel
HD Audio, Stereo speakers
1.3M / 0.3M
4-in-1 Card Reader, SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro
Built-in 10/100 LAN
802.11b/g/n WLAN Card with Bluetooth Supported
Graphics Card Output (15-pin, D-Sub) X 1
USB2.0 Port X 3
Mic-in Port X 1/Line-in Port x 1
Headphone Output X 1
LAN Port X 1