Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Oct 2007 20:34 UTC, submitted by Martin Ng
Hardware, Embedded Systems Asus has formally rolled out its Eee PC line of sub-notebook computers, a week after UK supplier RM - formerly Research Machines - spilled the beans on two of the models. The complete line-up comprises four computers. All four models are based around the same 7in display; 900MHz Intel Celeron processor and chipset; 10/100Mbps Ethernet port and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi for internet access; HD audio; three USB ports; SD card slot; stereo speakers and microphone input; and a version of the Linux open source operating system, Xandros. My take: I want one. It has everything I need: small size, Linux, wireless, and email client/browser/IM. I don't need more from a laptop.
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Why should I?
by Sophotect on Wed 17th Oct 2007 02:21 UTC
Sophotect
Member since:
2006-04-26

Nonsense. Refurbished IBM Thinkpad X31, fitted to your specifications, new battery. Ready. A little bit larger, a little bit heavier. Proven technology. Runs excellent with any Linux and BSD. Pimpable if the need arises. More for the Money. Quality unbeatable. Point made.

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RE: Why should I?
by bornagainenguin on Wed 17th Oct 2007 03:47 in reply to "Why should I?"
bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

Nonsense. Refurbished IBM Thinkpad X31, fitted to your specifications, new battery. Ready. A little bit larger, a little bit heavier. Proven technology. Runs excellent with any Linux and BSD. Pimpable if the need arises. More for the Money. Quality unbeatable. Point made.

Four words: ATI Radeon Mobility Graphics

'nuff said I think, for anyone who's had "fun" wrestling with ATI's Radeon Mobility drivers....both in Linux AND in Windows.

--bornagainpenguin

PS: I have a Dell Inspiron 5100--I know....

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RE[2]: Why should I?
by Sophotect on Wed 17th Oct 2007 12:34 in reply to "RE: Why should I?"
Sophotect Member since:
2006-04-26

I said runs excellent with any Linux and BSD. This includes the ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 (M6) which translates into perfectly usable without binary BLOBS.

Proven technology, i personally DO know too ;-)

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:X31

Edited 2007-10-17 12:39

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