Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 12th Jan 2008 21:26 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Linux.com reviews the Asus Eee PC. "The Asus Eee PC has been heralded as a groundbreaking new computing experience and great for children. While the computer didn't bowl me over, my kids were another matter. When you hear about how small the Eee is, believe it: the unit measures approximately nine by six inches and weighs a mere two pounds. It's hard to take something that small seriously because it looks like a toy (and its name sounds like a sneeze). Open the lid, however, and you'll find power and features that belie its diminutive size."
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it is not just hype
by buff on Sat 12th Jan 2008 23:52 UTC
buff
Member since:
2005-11-12

I bought the eee pc when my main Linux box died and I had two weeks left in school. I ordered the Asus eee from NewEgg after reading about it on the web. I plugged in my external USB drives, printer, and scanner and it worked with all my devices. I was even picking up wireless from a neighbor. It really is a very cool laptop. I use it at work and school to check email and type up reports. I like the fact that it is powerful enough to run a home system. I was surprised that it could power my 22 inch LCD screen. If you plug in a USB keyboard it is a little easier to use since the eee keyboard is very tight and I tend to make more errors typing on it. I wasn't fond of the Xandros OS it came with and installed eeeXubuntu. It just amazes me that it is more powerful than my home box. I love that it runs off a solid state drive and boots up in about 15 seconds. I ended up also buying an 8 Gig SD card to make room for mp3s and boosted the RAM to 1 Gig. The RAM is easy to install you just unscrew the back cover and pop in the new memory.

I have a screenshot of the eee running Xubuntu:
http://markbokil.org/images/eee/eeexubuntu.png

Edited 2008-01-12 23:59 UTC

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RE: it is not just hype
by DoctorPepper on Sun 13th Jan 2008 17:17 in reply to "it is not just hype"
DoctorPepper Member since:
2005-07-12

I like the eeexubuntu on it, looks real good.

You're really making me want one now! :-)

Edited 2008-01-13 17:17 UTC

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RE[2]: it is not just hype
by buff on Sun 13th Jan 2008 22:12 in reply to "RE: it is not just hype"
buff Member since:
2005-11-12

eeeXubuntu is really nice. It is a work in progress though so all the built in Asus hardware such as the video camera are not easy to use yet. Networking, sound, VGA out, and wifi are currently working well. Follow the progress on eeeXubuntu over at http://wiki.eeeuser.com/ubuntu:eeexubuntu:home

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