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> Any Eee Pc Owners Here?
post Mar 1 2008, 03:32 AM
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I suppose the very first topic here is asking how many forum members have an Eee PC.

I am currently using a black 701 running eeeXubuntu r3 (Gutsy 7.10) as my main gadget. smile.gif
Despite the apparently a bit dated hardware specs, I am very satisfied with its performaces, thanks to the fast SSD.
The keyboard is just enough for touchtyping. And I have no big problems working with the 7" screen (e.g. with Swiftfox fullscreen addons).
Compiz Fusion runs very smoothly and surprisingly takes very little overhead (10MB or so of RAM, i guess).
Recently I've bought the PCI BT-MicroEDR2 USB, the smallest bluetooth USB dongle available (Brando seems to be selling a similar product, but I am not veyr sure). I will use the USB port for the time being, until I am comfortable enough/i can find someone to add an extra USB usb inside the machine and attach the dongle to it.

Really looking forward to the first release of Debian/EeePC. It's actually working mostly OOTB now, but I still want to wait for the few fixes before I migrate to that. Then I can have both my C3200 and my 701 run the same full-fledged distro. wink.gif
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post Sep 13 2008, 07:52 PM
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Bought an E a few days back, Lowest model [2G Surf]
Got it running Ubuntu 8.04 [Everything Works so far, including hot keys and such]

I have found it too be a reasonable mini laptop, not even close to my UX [I know theres a big price difference]. I carry it with me when I go places I would worry about the UX, I know it sounds cruel but I am not nearly so worried about it, its reltively easy to replace.

Specs aren't bad, screens usable [midori renders real well], keyboard is good but not as solid feeling as I had hoped. Mouse is well a touchpad ... seems the nub mouse is becoming very scarce. Wifi is as expected as are the other features. Anyhows.

Tried eeeXubuntu on it, didn't like the lack of scaled x app windows [like 8.04 ubuntu], dumped xandros right off [never much liked it] and tried a few other Os options. MacOS did load installer wise, but I need a better flash drive in it before attempting again [internal mod to come]. Wont bother with windows, the UX has it and its all good. Everything works now in U8.04 including hotkeys and full cpu speed so I am happy. Went with beryl over compiz due to compatibility reasons, its all pretty now.
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