[clug] Looking for a netbook
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.
>> Ian Bardsley
> Have you found any hardware compatibility or other issues?
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
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