The eeePC Experience

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Apr 27, 2008

The eeePC Experience by Linkiboy at 3:05 AM (3,586 Views / 0 Likes) 41 replies

  1. Linkiboy
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    Ok, so recently I got a black eeePC, and I decided to write a little blog about it.

    http://shtbc.net/?p=44

    It should be interesting for those considering getting one.

    Yes, I know there is a newer model out, which is just a screensize+resolution increase, as well as memory is higher by default. I am getting that model eventually as my dad wants one of these eeePCs and he said he would take it off of my hands once the new one came out and just buy me that one. [​IMG] err... :yayeee:
     


  2. Bob Evil

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    I have a few of them ... a 2g, a 4g & an 8G ... I love 'em [​IMG]

    Use them for all kinds of stuff ...

    They are great for just dickin' around with, and tinkering with ... [​IMG]
     
  3. Beware

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    I was originally going to get an eeePC, but after WiBrain announced a model with Ubuntu for $499, I've been pretty sold on that one. Getting one as soon as I can scrounge up some more $$.
     
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    Great for playing N64 games on Project 64, on XP

    And every other emulator out there [​IMG]
     
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    Changing them from linux to XP sorta defeats the purpose ...

    There are some awesome emulators on Linux ...

    Anybody who owns a GP32, GP2X or Zodiac, will tell you that [​IMG]

    And, the forth-coming Pandora, is all about emulation under Linux [​IMG]
     
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    The newer models, when they get the non-silverthorne Atom, will be better for XP and boot times will also be cut, making it more XP friendly. So yes, I'll be getting the official 12G version of the eee 900 since I want a legit install.
     
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    I really want one, but the screen could be a little bigger if they got rid of those speakers by the side and installed them on the side or something.
     
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    Keep your eyes peeled for my next giveaway ... this is my first announcement as to what the prize is going to be ... more details in the coming days ...
     
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    I'm so excited for the Pandora. But yes, installing XP doesn't make a whole lot of sense. It makes the eeePC quite a bit more expensive and takes up at least half, if not all of your SSD.
     
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    Then the eeepc 900 is for you [​IMG]
     
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    Why?
     
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    They are linux machines, they do everything they are supposed to, and more, with out switching to windows ... you can even get Vista to run on them, if you so desire ... many people have ...

    If you must have windows, just get an EasyNote XS [​IMG]
     
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    I want an eee PC! They look awesome!
     
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    Incorrect.
    I have a customized N-Lite'ed version of XP SP2 on my black EEE 4G, along with Office 2003 and some other applications and games, and I still have 2.4 out of 4GB free.

    The key is to enable Windows XP's "compress drive", disable system restore, disable your paging file and use CCleaner to remove unnecessary files (remove windows update installers, temp files, caches, prefetch data, etc.) You'll free up a LOT of space that way.
    The SD and USB ports are also handy to make use of large storage devices.

    XP performs surprisingly well on the EEE, too. My EEE finishes booting within 15 seconds. Haven't timed it but its fast. [​IMG]

    I, too, would've preferred an EEE with a bigger screen/no speakers on the side. Unfortunately, the 900 costs about $200 more for a larger SSD and screen, and neither of which seems completely necessary for me. Not to mention that the screen is still capped at 800 x 480 (unless you do some workarounds.) Even though I sort of felt buyers remorse when they announced the 900, I think its better off I didn't pay the extra money just for a slightly bigger screen and SSD.
     
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    and remove a lot of features too
     
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    How good is it as a media player? (Codec support - AC3, AAC, OGG, FLAC, h.264, vob, avi, mov, rmvb)

    And do you think the keyboard works well enough for real document making? (Long sessions)
     
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    Yes, but you don't get a legit install or all the features XP has. It think it just seems kinda silly to bother with XP on an eeePC.

    And Offtopic84, I've heard all of those are quite nice. The keyboard is a regular keyboard as opposed to actual UMPCs and with the newer, larger models, the keyboard is getting less and less cramped. If you do some googling you can find all sorts of benchmarks for the eeePC.
     
  18. Linkiboy
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    There is a simple .sh script I grabbed off of the eeeuser.com wiki's absolute beginners guide that installed a bunch of codecs, and the only problem I can see would possibly be high-resolution h.264, as it does employ a 630mhz celeron(albeit with 2x more cache than a normal celeron)

    How long are real sessions for you? The overview I typed was 1 page single spaced in TNR, which was easy well. However, your typing speed is somewhat impacted and you'll find that the backspace is kinda hard to hit if youre used to a large backspace.
     
  19. Urza

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    Most of you apparently have no idea what you're talking about.

    The Eee was designed with XP compatibility in mind, and all the hardware works without issue using the included XP drivers on the disc.

    My install was down to 1.2GB, and I store everything on an SDHC card anyways, so its not even remotely an issue.

    Honestly, you all need to stop spouting nonsense on a subject you're obviously ignorant about.
     
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    Just stick XP on, I also have XP, office every emulator worth having, VLC, python..... still have about 1GB free after nlite

    Cant be bothered with Linux...
     

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