Aye ... I really laughed when I saw the video via eeeuser.com! ... Makes me wonder how much cold sweat the owner had while doing the vid!
Just some thoughts about the eeepc after a few weeks of usage and twinkering:
Take a look at the wiki here http://wiki.eeeuser.com/
and tell me it is not the least daunting for an end-user.
I'm not complaining abt the eeepc (ok, I am a bit!
), but I'm hoping that the next version would have a shorter list => that by default, the system should do what most people want it to do already. eg, if the user upgrades the ram to 2gb, he should not need to build his own kernel or download and install a new kernel. I mean, this is 2008, not 1986 or something right? Call it bloatware, but in my usage of PCs since mid 80s, upgrades of ram either worked or not mainly because the mobo supported it or not. The OS almost always supports it by default. ok, DOS was the only time that one had to do silly things like EMM386, know XMS from EMS, and use stuffs like DOS4G http://www.tenberry.com/dos4g/index.html
just so that the extra 4mb ram can be used instead of limiting the app to the lower 640kb.
1gb ram kernel ceiling in 2008? Ahem.
Sporadic support for hardware. To eeepc and more correctly linux credit, support is *way* better. But I really wonder how many of the wiki tips are something only for hackers or something that a normal avg user would have to go through. hmmm ...
Anyway, had more ranting ... but after doing some google search for the DOS/4G name, I kinda recall how 'fun' and 'exciting' owning a pc was back in the 80s to mid 90s, when the next hardware upgrade you get may just break your pc and require hours and nights to set dip switches and hunt for drivers to download. So in retrospect (compared to DOS (or linux) machines from 80s/90s era, the eeepc is really as good as it gets.
ok, let me tuck into some more eeepc love!