[Techtalk] Asus EeePC
maki at rainydayactivitygirl.com
Sat Jun 21 13:59:46 UTC 2008
Oh, all this talk about eee laptops in making me very jelous! I really
want a shuttle kpc right now. Insight linux is looking verrrry sweet!
Or perhaps the eeebox when its released....
It's hard being a student sometimes.
> On Sat, Jun 21, 2008 at 12:13 AM, Billie Walsh <bilwalsh at swbell.net> wrote:
>> Does anyone have any experience with these things?
> I have so much to tell you but so little time this morning. So let me start
> with this.
> Disable samba now! It's a root-ed version and it's on by default. There are
> a few ways to do that. I messed with the samba config so it doesn' turn on.
> You can also uninstall it or upgrade it. Warning about upgrading, it takes a
> lot of your harddrive space because you're not actually upgrading the
> existing software, you are writing new software to a diff partition. This
> version of Xandro won't let you write to the preinstalled stuff. Which is
> sooo weird to me. But the good thing is you can always reinstall on the fly
> to the org config, takes like 30 secs t reset it in grub.
> I have not installed eeeubuntu, or the newer smaller ubuntu (remix?) yet but
> I have installed the advanced view for Xandros, which is nice, it makes the
> taskbar and desktop look like a "real" laptop, not the little kid version
> that comes with it. However it's slower, so I reinstalled the basic version
> because I mainly what this thing FAST.
> So what do I do with it?
> I go online, the wireless card and networking software is awesome, I have
> about 15 diff network configs saved. And it comes with firefox.
> I type up notes in class, it comes with open office and google docs works
> pretty good on it.
> I sometimes use the webcam and skype to talk to friends. It has speakers
> and a microphone that aren't bad.
> You can add more ram to the 4G, it's easy to unscrew the back and pop more
> in. I also got a 4GB SD card so I could save more docs and ppt files to it.
> And of course I brag a lot about how cool it is, i carry it with me
> everywhere in my purse, pull it out and turn it on in 15 secs to show off to
> anyone, anywhere.
> Have fun!
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