Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Nov 2007 21:12 UTC, submitted by Anonymous Coward
Hardware, Embedded Systems Asus has responded to the GPL violation allegations. "The source code found here is complete to the best of Asus's knowledge. If you believe any additional source code files should be provided under the applicable open source license, please contact Asus at support@asus.com and provide in detail the product or code module in question. Asus is committed to meeting the requirements of the open source licenses including the GNU General Public License." Additionally, ASUS announced the upcoming SDK for the eeePC. "Asus is also pleased to announce the upcoming release of the Eee PC SDK. This will allow for the development on the Eee PC by the OpenSource community making it easy to develop, easy to port and easy to release software for the Eee PC platform."
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I'm Glad To see it
by whittmadden on Tue 27th Nov 2007 22:24 UTC
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2007-10-08

now everybody who was bashing them, can crawl back into their holes.

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RE: I'm Glad To see it
by umccullough on Tue 27th Nov 2007 23:08 in reply to "I'm Glad To see it"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

now everybody who was bashing them, can crawl back into their holes.

Well, actually - their website still sucks as I mentioned in the previous article comments. It's still difficult to find recent drivers and BIOS updates for some products.

I'm also dreading a call to ASUS to resolve my recent hardware problem on a barebones box that just died. I suspect it will be more productive for me to simply buy a new PSU and/or motherboard and hope that it resolves my "dead machine"... because last time I contacted their support I got the runaround, finally got an RMA # to send them my motherboard, they proceeded to send it back without fixing it, and then asked me if I wanted to pay to ship it to them again to fix it.

So, I feel entitled (as a dissatisfied customer) to continue bashing ASUS for their crappy website and lackluster support - thank you very much.

edit: added a missing word.

Edited 2007-11-27 23:09

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