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.
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?
Loads of useful information here: http://wiki.eeeuser.com/
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.
I was complaining about this too. Apparently the security problem can be fixed, much more easily than I anticipated.
Originally Posted by flashsnaps
Linux itself shouldn't put anyone off. There are some real benefits to learning some *nix skills, not just for saving the school money.
Cheers for that.
Originally Posted by Jona
Is worth a look.
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??
Using nLite would reduce the size of the installation, which in turn should make it perform a little better - Iam hoping!
Originally Posted by maniac
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!
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....