[clug] Asus Eee PC first impressions

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Mon Dec 17 23:30:19 GMT 2007

Most apps that I have tried work fine. My machine has stopped hanging on
me, so could have been a software issue (I have updated everything I
could on it).

Main complaint is that there is no ssh server available in the standard
Asus repository, but I could try another (all based on Xandros). Also,
no virtual consoles (eeek!- the main reason that Linux was written!).

Other than that, a cheap and cheerful little machine (as some would

I will eventually (over Christmas), dump Xandros and install Kubuntu
and see how that goes. Wireless won't be supported without ndis-wrappers
so that is not going to be pleasant.


Bob Edwards.

steve jenkin wrote:
> Robert Edwards wrote on 17/12/07 9:49 AM:
>> I wonder how many of these EEEs are going to be running Linux vs.
>> getting a pirated copy of XP installed? I wonder how many people on the
>> CLUG list have bought one so far?
> Not going near the XP issue.
> What does it take to form a CLUG SIG?? Looks like there is heavy
> interest in the Eee.
> I'd like one to replace my PDA - but I need to discover/try suitable Apps.
> A few 'road reports' of What Works and What Doesn't would help me :-)
> Some of the usually hard problems - like data formats, backups and
> 'sync' - become close to trivial with native IP networking, "real" Intel
> Linux and rsync/ssh.
>> Cheers,
>> Bob Edwards.
> Thanks to everyone for their running commentary on these wee beasties.
> cheers
> stevej

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