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dz
Has anyone tried this? Is it worth it for us to create a sub-forum for it? From everything I've read, it seems like a pretty cool device and is kinda in the realm of the other devices we support here.

Thoughts/Opinions?
ZDevil
A new forum will be great. But how about http://www.eeeuser.com/ , which has already been the most popular site with tons of useful tips, howtos and hacks?

I have got my Eee PC 701 (4G) black for a couple of weeks and now I am extremely happy with this true mobile solution! The best thing is with (eee)(x/k)ubuntu it can enjoy all the ubuntu packages (even Compiz fusion runs surprisingly smoothly). At this unprecedented low price for such a laptop no wonder why it has generated so much buzz, far more than the Z undoubtedly. cool.gif
tux
QUOTE(ZDevil @ Jan 7 2008, 03:38 PM) *
A new forum will be great. But how about http://www.eeeuser.com/ , which has already been the most popular site with tons of useful tips, howtos and hacks?

I have got my Eee PC 701 (4G) black for a couple of weeks and now I am extremely happy with this true mobile solution! The best thing is with (eee)(x/k)ubuntu it can enjoy all the ubuntu packages (even Compiz fusion runs surprisingly smoothly). At this unprecedented low price for such a laptop no wonder why it has generated so much buzz, far more than the Z undoubtedly. cool.gif


cool.gif Just got my black 4G last week. I can run the usb stick version of Kopi/Kapi directly! Or I can use the data files in the supplied kdepim suite. The form factor is likely to make it the main portable machine for me, I can also carry the Z of the moment in the same bag! I'm just in the middle of installing eeexubuntu to the flash drive. I may restore to the original and try dual booting from the SDHC card. All sorts of possibilities. The link to the forum in ZDevil's post is well worth a look. biggrin.gif

I may try and do a hack to put the 16 GB CF card inside it and experiment away!

About a new forum... unsure.gif I suppose it depends how many Z owners get one as well? But if the Nokia, Simpad etc rate a forum .. why not?

I'm thinking that tricks from the Z world like putting home on Sd etc would be transferrable...

Cheers smile.gif
speculatrix
eee owners seem to be well served elsewhere - it is after all just a regular x86 machine so apart from the form factor there's nothing special about it.
dougeeebear
I got a 4GB Surf and I think it's great!
At least it has a useable keyboard, unlike the Kohjinsha.

Doug
ZDevil
QUOTE(speculatrix @ Jan 29 2008, 12:50 AM) *
eee owners seem to be well served elsewhere - it is after all just a regular x86 machine so apart from the form factor there's nothing special about it.


Before I got my Eee PC, I also didn't think there's anything special about this machine.
But after I bought one (a pearl 701) for my sister and started playing/tweaking it, I really got hooked. So I ended up buying a black 701.
It's been out of stock in many locations.
My colleague told me he's trying to get one in Germany but he's told that he's gonna wait until April/May.
It has also just hit Japan, the country of gizmos. 10000 units are gone within one week. http://www.digitimes.com/systems/a20080130PD209.html
I don't have any theory of this, but Eee PC seems to be selling even faster than iPhone. It's hitting 400,000 very soon.
dougeeebear
Yeah, the Eee is pretty tweakable (geeky).
I haven't used my Z since I bought it.
It has also pretty much replaced my 15" laptop.
Cresho
I currently updated my friends and installed ubuntu with compiz running 100% fullspeed. Did the wifi tweacks, button and fn keys. Everything works on it but..................RECORD! it is a gnome problem.
Snappy
Good thing about having an eeepc sub-forum here ... the folks here are way more savvy! wink.gif smile.gif
ZDevil
The funny thing is the Eee PC simply doesn't use any embedded linux.

The funnier thing is this. Do check this out if you haven't.

The very best reviews of Eee PC i've seen so far:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGmZZibb33E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9du5U6Nk4U&NR=1
harvell
QUOTE(Snappy @ Feb 3 2008, 05:20 AM) *
Good thing about having an eeepc sub-forum here ... the folks here are way more savvy! wink.gif smile.gif



That and all the names here are familiar. smile.gif Everyone that has posted on this thread are regulars.
ZDevil
I left out one thing that makes Eee PC stand out: the community is HUGE. For example, eeeuser.com reminds me of the heyday of palm and its frantic forums.
Although shipments have to be delayed (esp the 8G model), the total number of orders has already exceeded 1 million, growing even faster than iPhone.
Snappy
QUOTE(ZDevil @ Feb 6 2008, 05:17 PM) *
I left out one thing that makes Eee PC stand out: the community is HUGE. For example, eeeuser.com reminds me of the heyday of palm and its frantic forums.
Although shipments have to be delayed (esp the 8G model), the total number of orders has already exceeded 1 million, growing even faster than iPhone.


Absolutely! And barring any mishap, I think the eeepc is on its way to gadgetdom history!
I think it helps that it comes ready (without much tinkering) to do many things that is the norm today. eg support for flash sites, youtube, ajax, javascript, firefox, etc.

Other than the up-sized bezel, I'm totally coool with it! biggrin.gif
desertrat
QUOTE(ZDevil @ Feb 6 2008, 09:17 AM) *
I left out one thing that makes Eee PC stand out: the community is HUGE. For example, eeeuser.com reminds me of the heyday of palm and its frantic forums.

That's one of the problems - the forums at forum.eeeuser.com are getting more and more messy. Too many inane - IMHO smile.gif - posts such as:

Has anyone stayed with standard easy mode?
transporting the eee pc
What did you name your Eee?
Availability of 4G colours
are you waiting for the 8GB ??

Not to mention the countless duplicate threads dealing with the same subject. When I first got my eeepc I was hitting the forums several times a day, now it's more like once every several days. A while back one of the moderators tried to reduce the number of duplicate threads and was met with hostility from some users. Meanwhile the problem is continuing to escalate which takes it into a vicious circle - the more crap there is the harder it is to find good quality info so users simply start a new thread instead.
dougeeebear
QUOTE(desertrat @ Feb 9 2008, 03:58 PM) *
That's one of the problems - the forums at forum.eeeuser.com are getting more and more messy. Too many inane - IMHO smile.gif - posts such as:

Has anyone stayed with standard easy mode?
transporting the eee pc
What did you name your Eee?
Availability of 4G colours
are you waiting for the 8GB ??

Not to mention the countless duplicate threads dealing with the same subject. When I first got my eeepc I was hitting the forums several times a day, now it's more like once every several days. A while back one of the moderators tried to reduce the number of duplicate threads and was met with hostility from some users. Meanwhile the problem is continuing to escalate which takes it into a vicious circle - the more crap there is the harder it is to find good quality info so users simply start a new thread instead.
Agreed.

QUOTE(dz @ Jan 7 2008, 08:04 AM) *
Has anyone tried this? Is it worth it for us to create a sub-forum for it? From everything I've read, it seems like a pretty cool device and is kinda in the realm of the other devices we support here.

Thoughts/Opinions?
My opinion is we should have a sub-forum for the Eee PC.
Most of the users from eeeuser.com won't find their way to this forum, and we can at least have threads with intelligent content.
ZDevil
That's a good idea! Only if having a subforum talking about non-embedded linux on UMPCs is not so heretic here... wink.gif
speculatrix
QUOTE(desertrat @ Feb 9 2008, 09:58 PM) *
threads and was met with hostility from some users. Meanwhile the problem is continuing to escalate which takes it into a vicious circle - the more crap there is the harder it is to find good quality info so users simply start a new thread instead.


the only way round that is to require a moderator to permit starting new threads.
speculatrix
QUOTE(ZDevil @ Feb 10 2008, 10:44 AM) *
That's a good idea! Only if having a subforum talking about non-embedded linux on UMPCs is not so heretic here... wink.gif


why not create a new forum called "cluefuleeusers", e.g. at freeforums?
axeTail
QUOTE(dz @ Jan 7 2008, 04:04 PM) *
Has anyone tried this? Is it worth it for us to create a sub-forum for it? From everything I've read, it seems like a pretty cool device and is kinda in the realm of the other devices we support here.

Thoughts/Opinions?


Nice device but does this mean that the Z community will cease to exist?
Snappy
QUOTE(axeTail @ Feb 11 2008, 09:53 PM) *
QUOTE(dz @ Jan 7 2008, 04:04 PM) *
Has anyone tried this? Is it worth it for us to create a sub-forum for it? From everything I've read, it seems like a pretty cool device and is kinda in the realm of the other devices we support here.

Thoughts/Opinions?


Nice device but does this mean that the Z community will cease to exist?


Nah ... it should last for another couple of years at least. wink.gif

The eeepc while nice in many ways, is not quite pocketable, and hence is still too big for some of us.
For me, I'm kinda torn between loving its ultraportability (read: coolness plus usefulness) and fighting off curiosity from others, oogling at it. I need to be able to use it without people getting distracted by it or crowding around. Kinda makes me avoid using it in public, which defeats its portability. So I'm really looking to getting a "book binder" case to make it blend in and not draw the crowd! wink.gif
dz
QUOTE(axeTail @ Feb 11 2008, 09:53 AM) *
QUOTE(dz @ Jan 7 2008, 04:04 PM) *
Has anyone tried this? Is it worth it for us to create a sub-forum for it? From everything I've read, it seems like a pretty cool device and is kinda in the realm of the other devices we support here.

Thoughts/Opinions?


Nice device but does this mean that the Z community will cease to exist?


Not at all. This would just be another subforum like we have for the other devices. It'd go into the 'Model Specific Forums' section with the other stuff.

I think it wouldn't hurt to put one there. If it's not visited often, at least it's there. That other site is huge and by all means, they can keep their monsterous community. There are pro's and con's to having that large of a community, so we'll let them keep all the scary people and make sure that our forums stay as helpful as the rest of the subforums.

Unless anyone has any major objections, I'll give it its own tiny subforum and see how it pants out.
tux
QUOTE(dz @ Feb 14 2008, 12:34 AM) *
QUOTE(axeTail @ Feb 11 2008, 09:53 AM) *
QUOTE(dz @ Jan 7 2008, 04:04 PM) *
Has anyone tried this? Is it worth it for us to create a sub-forum for it? From everything I've read, it seems like a pretty cool device and is kinda in the realm of the other devices we support here.

Thoughts/Opinions?


Nice device but does this mean that the Z community will cease to exist?


Not at all. This would just be another subforum like we have for the other devices. It'd go into the 'Model Specific Forums' section with the other stuff.

I think it wouldn't hurt to put one there. If it's not visited often, at least it's there. That other site is huge and by all means, they can keep their monsterous community. There are pro's and con's to having that large of a community, so we'll let them keep all the scary people and make sure that our forums stay as helpful as the rest of the subforums.

Unless anyone has any major objections, I'll give it its own tiny subforum and see how it pants out.

cool.gif Ready when you are dz! smile.gif

I'm now dual booting eeeXubuntu and the original Xandros. The eeeXubuntu is on a 16GB SD card and the Xandros is on the internal SSD. I have a Hauppage WinTV stick. It works in eeeXubuntu on the eee! I have had no success on my desktop or ordinary laptops. It works nicely to my router with and without wire and connects to free hotspots in Xandros or the eeeXubuntu. The only Z connection is that I can ssh into BigZ and play about with a more usable keyboard and screen, from the size point of view. Oh, I should mention that kdepimpi, on a stick, works with the Xandros and also with eeeXubuntu, if you install some of the KDE libraries.

I am able to run Lazarus on the eeeXubuntu side of the tracks. biggrin.gif

My next experiment will be booting DOS from a usb stick to revive my Turbo language skills....

Cheers
dougeeebear
This thread is now 9 pages strong with new posts every day.
I think it's quite obvious we could use an Asus EEE PC subforum.
ZDevil
My interest in my Z is swinging back now after weeks of honeymooning with my black 701, the secret reason is that Debian/EeePC is about to rock: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEeePC
dz
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ZDevil
Thanks! Just started a thread there. smile.gif
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