I did it. I wiped Mandriva clean off my computer, backed up my important files, and installed Ubuntu 8.10 beta on my Eee PC, and so far the experience has been wonderful. There were a few bumps along the way, of course: The first time I copied the live CD contents to my bootable USB… Continue reading Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) on the Eee PC 701
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Is the Eee PC for you?
If you read as many reviews of the Eee PC as I’ve read, you’ll know that many of the negative reviews come from people who mistake the Eee for a notebook or laptop. Granted, it looks like a laptop (albeit one hit by a shrink-ray) and does a lot of things a laptop does, but… Continue reading Is the Eee PC for you?
The Eee – a week later
It’s not difficult to get overexcited about a new product when you first buy it, especially if it’s been one you’ve been eyeing for months. Now that it’s been a week, and I’ve had time to use the Eee extensively and tweak it some, I can honestly say I’m happy with my purchase. Are there… Continue reading The Eee – a week later
When it comes to electronics, size is relative
If you’ve been following my blog the past few days, you know that I’m excited about my new Eee PC, but you may be wondering why I haven’t posted any pictures up of it. After all, isn’t that what people do when they blog about new gadgets they’ve purchased? I would post up a picture,… Continue reading When it comes to electronics, size is relative
How I’ve made myself at home with the Eee
I like the Eee’s default simplified GUI (graphical user interface). I think it’s cute but professional-looking, and it has a kiosk feel to it that would make it easy to use for Windows, Mac, and Linux users alike. Still… as a Linux user of three years, I do like to customize, so after only three… Continue reading How I’ve made myself at home with the Eee
Sum-up Review of the Eee PC 4 GB 701 Model
Even though I’m going to go over all the pros and cons of the Eee PC, the bottom line is that the product is worth getting if you want a cheap, portable internet appliance, and it’s not worth getting if you need a large-screened full-blown laptop. What’s bad The keyboard keys feel cheap. The mouse… Continue reading Sum-up Review of the Eee PC 4 GB 701 Model
Welcome to the Eee: My computer just got downsized
Since the Linux model isn’t sold in stores, and the Windows model is supposed to arrive about now but reports are mixed about its actual availability at Best Buy (brick and mortar, anyway), I’m starting up a little section here devoted especially to the Eee, because I feel this is where computers are headed. If… Continue reading Welcome to the Eee: My computer just got downsized