[olug] Asus Eee PC

DYNATRON tech dynatron at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 03:46:11 UTC 2007

seems kinda lame to me.
it would take quite a price cut for me to even consider carrying one of
those ugly things around.
i don't see the interest in it.
it looks like a bunch of out-dated hardware in a rugged case.
might be a good entry-level PC for a child (if the price was a fraction of
what it is).

On 12/12/07, Luke -Jr <luke at dashjr.org> wrote:
> On Wednesday 12 December 2007, Jon Larsen wrote:
> > On Wed, 12 Dec 2007, Luke -Jr wrote:
> > > So don't buy it expecting to throw <insert-favourite-OS-here> on it.
> >
> > Your comment doesn't make sense to me - just about every message board
> > dedicated to the Eee PC has discussions on how to get any flavor of
> Linux
> > or XP to run on the hardware.
> If it was clean, it wouldn't need special instructions.
> > Plus, ASUS has released source code in response to the GPL issue
> regarding
> > the ACPI module.  Yes, wireless is another matter, but so is wireless on
> > most laptops.
> Actually, I wasn't aware there was an ACPI or wireless issue. My
> understanding
> is that the code they're not releasing is for the webcam.
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