[clug] Asus Eee PC first impressions
adam.lloyd at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 23:50:05 GMT 2007
On 18/12/2007, Robert Edwards <bob at cs.anu.edu.au> wrote:
> 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.
The binary patch for MadWifi has been reposted under a new ticket.
It's probably worth trying.
> 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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