[NCLUG] Re: Eee PC Xandros
danbob at hughes.net
Wed Nov 26 10:34:41 MST 2008
I also have an Eee PC, and love it. With a 16 or 32 gig SD card in the
slot, there's lots of storage for my highly mobile uses---camping trips
to remote areas for photography, RAW photo editing on site, tethered
shooting, contact with my servers whilst in strange places.
beww, hopefully you have installed the full Eee Xandros from
eeeuser.com? The 'simplified' version that comes installed is really
bad. There are software packages in it that are not even accessible.
After the addition of new skins for Thunderbird and Firefox that are
designed for the small screen on the Eee, it's quite usable.
Ubuntu should be no problem, there is a special Eee edition of Ubuntu.
When I get a break in my schedule here soon, I'm going to try it out.
The Eeeuser.com forums are one of the best and largest online
communities I've ever seen. Amazing the hacks people have done to these
little machines. Its quite easy, for example, to have multiple bootable
SD cards so you can pick your O/S -- including Windows.
I just picked up an EeePC 900, but I have to say the Linux install is
lame, guess I'll load Ubuntu on it.
I can get internet service by tethering to my Blackberry, but that only
if I'm running (shudder) Windows.
-- beww beww at beww.org
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