The Eee PC!

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The Eee PC!

Post by thedotmaster on Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:07 pm
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I am a proud owner of an Eee PC. :P
I love the thing, especially since I installed kicker and that other thing that gave me the full desktop.
I'm running Xandros - the standard variety that comes with the Eee and I started this thread to:
1. See who else has an Eee machine.
2. See whether anyone has loaded Backtrack onto their machine - has anyone? :P
3. See what people think of the XP variety
4. See what other people are running, etc
And anything else Eee related.
Oooh and if anyone is considering getting an Eee and has any questions, ask away :P
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Re: The Eee PC!

Post by pompalomp2 on Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:02 am
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The Dot Master

I am considering getting a Asus Eee but i am worried about the performance.
  • How long does it take to start up?
  • Is there any lag when running programs?
  • Have you ever thought of something that it is really missing from the Eee?
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Re: The Eee PC!

Post by thedotmaster on Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:56 am
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pompalomp2 wrote:The Dot Master

I am considering getting a Asus Eee but i am worried about the performance.
  • How long does it take to start up?
  • Is there any lag when running programs?
  • Have you ever thought of something that it is really missing from the Eee?
Regards,

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Ok then. (finally, a reply on this thread!)
Firstly I'll explain a few things. The Eee PC comes with a reduced version of Linux - lots of constraints etc.
This can be annoying however it does give the advantage that it runs very quickly. It loads up within 20 seconds.
Honestly.
Now what I've done is installed the "Full Desktop", which gives you a desktop, basically. It also gives you a start menu (sorry, my bad, a launch Menu). It gives you everything a normal laptop has, basically.
However, this does slow things down a little - it consumes a bit more RAM and takes 10-20 seconds longer (insanely slow, you'll agree I'm sure ;) ).

As for lag - no, not really.
As for anything missing - it depends what you'd use it for.
If you're a gamer - don't expect to be dazzled, is all I shall say. It comes with a few games (Linux's cute 3D penguin racer game is far better than Microsoft Vista's Chess, or XP's Pinball), however online games are often laggy and sometimes don't fit properly onto the screen.
Personally, I will use it for IM, IRC etc, emails, typing reports, surfing the internet, coding and as a server (a slow one, but useful for showing files to people and playing with PHP etc).
You can also use it for graphics and sound, though I'm not too keen on Gimp and I only use audacity for generating tones.
So as far as I am concerned, no, there's nothing missing from the Eee. It's actually my main computer - compact and light.
I hope you do get one, you won't be disappointed. If you need any advice etc, have more questions and whatnot - just send me a PM or add me on MSN: timdavies3[_A-T_]hotmail[_per-iod_]co[_per-iod]uk <-- Stops spammers just in case you were wondering ;)
Hope this helped anyway, see you around.
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Re: The Eee PC!

Post by pompalomp2 on Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:19 am
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that's great,

I am definitely thinking about getting one, so expect a lot of MSN :D

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P.S it's up to you but are u comfortable having your MSN address displayed publicly? I just wouldn't want a lot of people adding me even though i only meant one person to have it.
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Re: The Eee PC!

Post by thedotmaster on Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:47 pm
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pompalomp2 wrote:P.S it's up to you but are u comfortable having your MSN address displayed publicly? I just wouldn't want a lot of people adding me even though i only meant one person to have it.

I don't want spammers but anyone who adds me is a potential target for tutoring. Plus it makes me look more popular ;). No, honestly, I'm not that vain.
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Re: The Eee PC!

Post by nosidius on Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:23 pm
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huh, sounds interesting

how efficient is it? (as far as memory goes, stuff like that)
what kinds of restrictions? (like what you can do with it, such as messing with partitions?)
what capacity restrictions does it have? (as in what specs do the models usually have, such as amount of memory)
etc.

oh, and as far as tutoring goes, know much about python? or ruby?
give me knowledge or give me death
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