[clug] Looking for a netbook

Ian McLeod ianmcleod75 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 16:57:40 MDT 2009

This is why a SSD is interesting..  They don't seem to come as optional 
extras though - either with or without.

I wonder if a SSD could be installed manually in the Kogan or eeePC.

jhock wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-08-11 at 18:38 +1000, Rainer Klein wrote:
>> On Tue, 11 Aug 2009, Ian McLeod wrote:
>>> We're looking for a netbook - for once in my life my wish actually
>>> complements the main goal - to save money - i.e. have Linux.  My wife
>>> is, naturally, happy with that idea.  It's for the both of us to float
>>> around he house for net use or whatever, and for travel.
>>> I heard that Asus (eeePC) once came with a Linux distribution standard,
>>> however have anyone had any real experience with Linux based netbooks
>>> and have any hints or tips?  Are they restricted to one distro or can I
>>> stick Gnome based Ubuntu on one or would something even lighter be
>>> advisable?
> I have an EeePC 1000 H. It came with Windows XP. I couldn't find one
> with a Linux distribution loaded onto it.  However, I just loaded Ubuntu
> onto it using a memory stick.  It was very easy.
> It runs Bluetooth (though I don't use it). I have no experience with USB
> Nokia phone as a 3G modem but I have used the WiFi and ethernet to
> connect to our broadband wireless modem.
> John
> P.S. The EeePC is in for repair under waranty. The hard disk crashed. I
> don't know if that is typical of the EeePC 1000 H or if I'm hard on
> computers.
> J.
>>> If it can handle a Bluetooth or USB Nokia phone as a 3G modem that would
>>> be fantastic, but I suppose we can live without it if we have to.  I've
>>> actually heard of Symbian apps to turn a phone in to a wi-fi access
>>> point anyway.
>>> Thanks,
> <snip>

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