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    Asus EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE........

    Hi,

    Anybody got one of these and stuffed Ubuntu on it yet?

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    Re: Asus EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE........

    There is a specific eeexubuntu for htis:
    http://wiki.eeeuser.com/ubuntu:eeexubuntu:home

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    Re: Asus EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE........

    Thanx 4 the info. Mucho appreciated.

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    Re: Asus EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE........

    So where are you getting them from? I've been asked to get hold of 2 for piloting but would like to get hold of the cheapest one (4gig)

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    Re: Asus EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE........

    We ordered a couple from RM before xmas, but they were out of stock until the new year.

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    Re: Asus EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE........

    I have one of them,

    I only had one to play with.. didn't really want to go and buy one but i did in the end..

    there quite niffty little machines...

    but like i say i only got one.. cuz someone is bound to ask me if they have a problem with them at least i can hopfully answer there question if i have one hehe..

    worth buying for schools... i know alot of students in schools will be wanting them i know 34 people who own them now after christmas.

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    Re: Asus EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE........

    I've ordered one from RM and it should be with me in the new year.

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    Re: Asus EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE........

    Will we by any chance be able to play with one of these on the edugeek stand at BETT?

    I'd prefer to talk to friends with knowledge than some sales drone.

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    Re: Asus EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE........

    Well I have been playing with one over xmas, so may well be able to bring it to Bett. Brilliant bit of kit.

    Rob K

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    Re: Asus EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE........

    I got one several weeks ago from a very good friend (his company got quite a few and he passed one on to me). They are really quite cool.

    I'm not keeping Linux on mine though- I will be upgrading the RAM and storage and then installing XP Pro. More handy for work that way.

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    Re: Asus EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE........

    Quote Originally Posted by kingswood
    I got one several weeks ago from a very good friend (his company got quite a few and he passed one on to me). They are really quite cool.

    I'm not keeping Linux on mine though- I will be upgrading the RAM and storage and then installing XP Pro. More handy for work that way.

    Paul
    What can you do for work with XP Pro on it than Linux? My main machine is, and soon my laptop will be, a Mac and I find it more useful than a windows machine, by far. Just having access to a proper terminal is worth it.

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    Re: Asus EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE........

    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk
    Quote Originally Posted by kingswood
    I got one several weeks ago from a very good friend (his company got quite a few and he passed one on to me). They are really quite cool.

    I'm not keeping Linux on mine though- I will be upgrading the RAM and storage and then installing XP Pro. More handy for work that way.

    Paul
    What can you do for work with XP Pro on it than Linux? My main machine is, and soon my laptop will be, a Mac and I find it more useful than a windows machine, by far. Just having access to a proper terminal is worth it.
    That didn't take long

    Nothing. I am a Mac user too- have been for a long time. I use the terminal all the time, but I don't think at the level *I* use it at that it is better/more efficient/more geeky than using XP. I am installing XP onto the little thing because I can 8O

    I wouldn't buy a machine with Linux on and I wouldn't install other versions of Linux onto the system simply because I don't like Linux. Sorry. But if you do like Linux and can use it well the eeePC is a fantastic computer and one that you could use no doubt all day for everything you need. Plug it into a 32" flat screen TV and see it shine- it's fast, stable, and comes with a solid application base. It's just not me.

    Paul

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    Re: Asus EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE........

    Quote Originally Posted by kingswood
    That didn't take long
    Well you know how it is, us fanboys have an extra sense which picks up these things :P

    I wouldn't buy a machine with Linux on and I wouldn't install other versions of Linux onto the system simply because I don't like Linux. Sorry. But if you do like Linux and can use it well the eeePC is a fantastic computer and one that you could use no doubt all day for everything you need. Plug it into a 32" flat screen TV and see it shine- it's fast, stable, and comes with a solid application base. It's just not me.
    I just don't get why you would want to not use the speedy os that comes with the low powered device but would prefer to use the large, slow OS that isn't officially supported... :P But if you're into that sorta lifestyle then I won't pass judgement

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    Re: Asus EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE........

    isn't the point that linux will run more efficiently on the eeepc. it's limited to 600Mhz I'm sure any xp apps won't run well on that, it would be better to find a linux alternative to whatever application you need. Also eeexubuntu and the default xandros are optimised for eeepc (only have necessary drivers, don't write tmp/logs/swap to disk to preserve the life of the flash) I don't think you get these benefits on XP. I want to see kde4 running on one soon

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