+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
Courses and Training Thread, EEE PC Training . . . in Training and Courses; I found this company offering training on the Asus EEE PC, which I'm interested in as SLT love them here ...
  1. #1

    maniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    3,068
    Thank Post
    210
    Thanked 430 Times in 310 Posts
    Rep Power
    144

    EEE PC Training . . .

    I found this company offering training on the Asus EEE PC, which I'm interested in as SLT love them here and want to buy lots of them! Problem is none of us here know anything about linux, so at the moment we're all struggling a bit trying to follow on-line guides etc.

    What do people in the know think. Is this course worth it and does it seem to cover everything I'm likely to need to know about them??

    Opinions gratefully received.

    Mike.
    Last edited by Ric_; 15th February 2008 at 11:29 AM. Reason: Fixed link

  2. #2
    flashsnaps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Brighton, East Sussex
    Posts
    442
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    Linux being on them has put us off a bit as well, security issues for one.

    Reading up on some previous threads, someone mentioned putting XP on it, is this relatively easy to do? How does the EEE perform?

  3. #3
    Jona's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Cranleigh
    Posts
    469
    Thank Post
    14
    Thanked 50 Times in 48 Posts
    Rep Power
    23
    Loads of useful information here: http://wiki.eeeuser.com/

  4. #4

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,824
    Thank Post
    517
    Thanked 2,473 Times in 1,916 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    836
    There is a windows version out in April. It comes with XP Home, but can be upgraded as normal to XP Pro. £259 each from RM.

  5. #5


    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    8,202
    Thank Post
    442
    Thanked 1,032 Times in 812 Posts
    Rep Power
    339
    Quote Originally Posted by flashsnaps View Post
    Linux being on them has put us off a bit as well, security issues for one.
    I was complaining about this too. Apparently the security problem can be fixed, much more easily than I anticipated.
    http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:multiuser

    Linux itself shouldn't put anyone off. There are some real benefits to learning some *nix skills, not just for saving the school money.

  6. #6
    flashsnaps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Brighton, East Sussex
    Posts
    442
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    Quote Originally Posted by Jona View Post
    Loads of useful information here: http://wiki.eeeuser.com/
    Cheers for that.

    http://wiki.eeeuser.com/windowsxp

    Is worth a look.

  7. #7

    maniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    3,068
    Thank Post
    210
    Thanked 430 Times in 310 Posts
    Rep Power
    144
    We've tried XP on one, and the performance was quite poor although it did work. It only had about 700mb free on the 4GB storage, and that was slowly ebbed away at while the machine was working. Also running XP on them is obviously more expensive licensing wise. We'd prefer to stick to the linux install if possible, we can then use remote desktops to provide a full working environment for the students.

    I had already found the eeepc wiki, but because I know absolutely nothing at all about linux, even that is difficult for me to understand because the language and procedures are totally alian to me.

    Anyone got opinions of the training that I found above??

    Cheers,

    Mike.

  8. #8
    flashsnaps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Brighton, East Sussex
    Posts
    442
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    Quote Originally Posted by maniac View Post
    We've tried XP on one, and the performance was quite poor although it did work. It only had about 700mb free on the 4GB storage, and that was slowly ebbed away at while the machine was working. Also running XP on them is obviously more expensive licensing wise. We'd prefer to stick to the linux install if possible, we can then use remote desktops to provide a full working environment for the students.

    I had already found the eeepc wiki, but because I know absolutely nothing at all about linux, even that is difficult for me to understand because the language and procedures are totally alian to me.

    Anyone got opinions of the training that I found above??

    Cheers,

    Mike.
    Using nLite would reduce the size of the installation, which in turn should make it perform a little better - Iam hoping!

  9. #9
    StewartKnight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    1,587
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 27 Times in 21 Posts
    Rep Power
    30
    nlite and compress the OS gives you more space than the original Xandros distro

    On one of mine, I have XP, adobe reader, SIMS, Office 2003, Google earth and skype, yet I still have over 1gb of hard drive left!

  10. #10
    flashsnaps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Brighton, East Sussex
    Posts
    442
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
    Rep Power
    16
    Was in PC world today (don't ask) and I saw them going for £350 with XP home and a 120gb hd. But if you take a 18month 3g broadband package out at £30 a month you get the EEE for £40. mmm....

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. ITQ 3 training
    By alexknight in forum Courses and Training
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25th February 2008, 10:09 AM
  2. Training etc ... what do you do ?
    By pooley in forum Mac
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 19th April 2007, 07:18 AM
  3. MSI package training
    By HodgeHi in forum Windows
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30th November 2006, 09:27 PM
  4. New 'Training' forum?
    By Ric_ in forum Comments and Suggestions
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 13th October 2006, 08:45 AM
  5. Training budgets?
    By tosca925 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 26th September 2006, 11:13 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •