Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linux for Everyone - Introducing the Asus Eee PC

Filed under
Linux
Hardware

The Asus Eee PC is a diminutive sub-notebook computer that comes pre-installed with Linux and a host of installed applications including a web browser, anti-virus, Skype and instant messaging software.

There have been some very comprehensive reviews of the Eee written and rather than write another one, I wanted to look at who would actually use the Eee and perhaps answer a few questions specific to Windows users.

Let’s start off with a few cold, hard facts…

Features of the Asus Eee PC (4G model)

* 900MHz Intel Celeron processor
* 512MB RAM
* 4GB solid state disk (SSD)
* Lots of connector ports: 3 USB2 sockets, ethernet port, microphone and headphone sockets, VGA output, and SD card reader.
* Built-in 802.11b/g wi-fi for wireless Internet connectivity.
* 7-inch, 800 x 480 resolution TFT display screen flanked by stereo speakers.
* Xandros Linux operating system.

The Asus Eeec PC is very different from most other laptop computers and yet it still offers a similar set of benefits:

Benefits of the Asus Eee PC

* Relatively cheap - At £220, you get a lot of functionality for your money.
* Small and light form factor means it’s very mobile.

Who is the Eee Suitable for?

More Here




More in Tux Machines

The Ubuntu Phone That Transforms into a PC Will Be Built by BQ

Canonical is still quite eager to have a "convergence" device out into the wild and it looks that BQ will be the company to build it. Read more

SourceForge commits reputational suicide

Despite seeming reformed last year, SourceForge has been caught red-handed abusing the reputations of open source projects Read more

Nintendo Nixes Android Rumors

  • Nintendo Nixes Android Rumors
  • 3 Reasons Nintendo Should Switch to Google Android
    What are the odds Nintendo’s next platform, possibly a suite of devices codenamed “NX,” would emerge running a flavor of Google’s popular operating system, as claimed by a single anonymous insider in a column by Japanese biz paper Nikkei?
  • Nintendo's next console won't run Android after all
    Aside from its codename, we know little about Nintendo's in-development "NX" console. Yesterday, however, Japanese publication Nikkei claimed to have hit upon a particularly juicy detail about the next-gen gaming system, with its sources stating the NX will run some form of Google's Android OS. The rumor wasn't exactly far-fetched, given Nintendo's plans to get into mobile games this year; but alas, it appears to have been a blast of hot air.

First Open Automotive Grade Linux Spec Released

Since its inception, the Linux Foundation's Automotive Grade Linux project has promoted itself as a collaborative open source project. With the release of the first AGL Requirements Specification for Linux-based in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), AGL has earned that description more than ever. Read more