OS for Asus EeePC?

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  1. Sliter
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    Hey! A friend got an Asus EeePC (4 gb SDD and 512 ram :v ), and are we are lookingfor a simples noob friendly OS for it, to use internet, youtube and play Skyrin, I'm sure it gonna work, right? :v(just kidding this part xD)
    Well, we just need an stable and user friendly OS, any suggestion?
     
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    Ew, those things are pretty much unusable nowadays. They weren't usable when they came out, either, but oh well.

    It's a 701 I suppose? I used one of those with the built-in Xandros OS and well, it was crap.

    Puppy Linux or nothing. Windows XP would probably run on it, but trust me, it won't be a good experience.
     
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    ubuntu mate with cinnamon
     
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    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    LOLNO, it'd kill that thing.
     
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    But system resource usage is low and it' pretty damn user friendly.
     
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    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Trust me, as low as it can't be, it'll never be low enough for it to be usable on one of those things. I've played a lot with early netbooks and there's no way that Ubuntu is ever gonna run decently on it.

    Puppy Linux is a special case - it's the only thing I believe would get an eeePC 701 next to "usable". That and maybe FreeBSD. I had great success with that on my Transmeta Crusoe based netbook. Too bad it died shortly afterwards - I did a massive test run of every "light" Linux distro out there and that ended killing it :P I also ran Ubuntu 8.04 (YES, 8.04!) on it, and it was unusable. Ubuntu 8.04 used what MATE is based on (GNOME 2.x), so you can expect performance to be similar... which means it won't run decently.
     
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    Skyrim?
    AHAHHAHAHAHAH
    No, you'll never be able to pull that off on that thing.

    Puppy Linux, Windows XP.
    Like Rauly said, those are pretty much your only options.
    I'm sorry mate but, the things really outdated.
    You could use it as a really cheap server tho.
     
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    yeah I was really thinking " Why the hell they made those specs?, wtf asus??"
    And worse, it could like a o3DSXL here °o° if lucky you can get the 3DS cheaper :B

    well we can try XD , I found a pupeee but going to try yet ...
    Another find was "win7thin" But I don't thusth it much
    Also found one but its paid :v http://www.leeenux-linux.com/
    http://www.leeenux.com/ is this the same? lol

    what about windows 95? xD haha
     
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    A Raspberry Pi would be more powerful and use only a fraction of the power one of those things uses.

    Really, it's pretty much something you'd give to a kid as their "first PC" or something, but you can't really do anything with it.

    PuppEEE might be an option. It's old enough.

    Win7 Thin is overkill, you might try one of those "XP Lite" you can find around though. I did and if you cut it down enough (I'd make my own versions, didn't like using stuff made by other people. You never know what kind of shit they might bundle in it) it starts to become usable for old games and some light emulators. Still, no web surfing. It'll choke as soon as you open Facebook or YouTube.

    I remember trying Windows 2000 on my netbook and that was the lowest I could go because of driver support. Not worth it.

    Have a look here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_netbook-oriented_Linux_distributions
     
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    I don't think there's drivers available that will help 9x to run.
    Seeing it's got a 4 GB SSD... I doubt it'll be able to detect it as a harddrive.
     
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    That's the best thing of standards! As long as it supports the IDE protocol (and well, everything still does afaik) it'll work :) SSDs are often used on retro-machines (486s, 386s) to replace old failing HDDs.
     
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    You sure that the SSDs that are soldered on the eeePCs are on the IDE protocol?

    Nvm, just remembered that early Win XP editions needed seperate SATA drivers.
     
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    Pretty sure they are, yeah. Otherwise WinXP would've kicked a fuss while installing and I remember it didn't.
     
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    Yeah I just remembered SATA drivers for Win XP ;p
    It's been a long time since I used that OS, let alone installed it.
     
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    Urgh, I remember I started using floppies again because of that. Stupid XP :P I was so glad when Win7 was finally supported on almost everything. That meant no more slipstreaming or 3rd-party driver loading using USB floppy drives :P
     
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    Win Vista also had SATA support, tho the entire OS is extremely sluggish (how in fucks name it was supposed to run on the HTC Shift is beyond me knowledge....)
    Win 7 really is the OS of today honestly.

    Good luck finding a motherboard with a floppy connector these days ;p
    Good luck finding one with an IDE connector...
     
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    I would agree that Lubuntu or Puppy Linux is the way to go.
     
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    awww why not this computer is fresh new D:
    hahahaha XD

    this is interesting o-o


    I think we have some here xDD ot sure if got discarted already.

    thanks!

    Also found this here
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/eeebuntu/

    looks like there are some more " made for eeepc" but then I d'nt know which is mre recent/useful now
     
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    I'm talking about brand new ofcourse, not used.
     
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    oh yes :x