[clug] Looking for a netbook

Ian Bardsley ifb777 at tpg.com.au
Mon Aug 10 23:23:18 MDT 2009

Ian McLeod wrote:
> Ian Bardsley wrote:
>> Hi Ian
>> FYI, my wife uses an Asus eeepc running Ubuntu Netbook Remix (Ubuntu 
>> optimised for the screen size and the Atom processor). This little 
>> unit sits as part of our home network and works very well. It even 
>> manages a web cam and we can video call our daughter in South America 
>> via Skype with no problems. For the money, these are great little 
>> machines IMHO.
>> HIH
>> Ian Bardsley
> Have you found any hardware compatibility or other issues?
Hi Ian

We havn't seen any hardware problems with this machine.  On board 
Wireless N works OOTB using Ubuntu Jaunty but on Intrepid needed the 
driver compiling.  Web Cam worked OOTB but to be fair I bought a 
Logitech Web Cam that I new was Linux friendly.  Not sure about Printing 
as we use a wireless Printer but in my experience anything HP just 
works.  USB Keyboard and Mouse are fine and I've even had a USB DVB 
tuner running on it with no problems.

Good luck with your search

Ian B

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