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[News] Eee PC GNU/Linux-based Desktops (Photos), Comparison to Another Linux PC

  • Subject: [News] Eee PC GNU/Linux-based Desktops (Photos), Comparison to Another Linux PC
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2008 11:04:30 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Freelance
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
ASUS Eee PC desktop finally revealed?

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| We've all been waiting to see what ASUS's Eee PC desktop would turn out to 
| look like, and HotHardware is claiming these shots are the real deal. Yeah, 
| we know, it's a bit reminiscent of a certain motion-sensing game console, but 
| besides these kind of grainy photos we've still got almost nothing to go by. 
| Yet!    


Analysis: Asus' Eee PC versus the CloudBook
Which is the best £200 sub-notebook?

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| When it comes to laptops under £200, Asus were the first into the market with 
| the Eee PC. While many have followed, Everex’s CloudBook appears to be the 
| Eee's biggest competitor. We've put the two laptops head-to-head to find out 
| which one you should purchase    



ASUS Reveals Eee PC Desktop Variant

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| Hard specs on the devices are hard to come by, but ASUS notes that the device 
| is much smaller than typical than typical desktops and that it has "good 
| enough performance". Other niceties include Hi-Fi Stereo and Dolby Digital 
| Live support. Also noteworthy is the fact that the EP20 will soldier on with 
| the Eee PC Linux operating system (which is based on Xandros Linux).    



Linux is Part of Asus’s Long Term Plan

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| Asus announced three new Linux products.
| I would even go so far to say that if Asus keeps up its support of Linux, it 
| may be the company that is credited with bringing Linux on the desktop to the 
| masses.  


2007's most important IT lesson is spelled with an Eee

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| The Eee shows too just how out of date the 'is Linux ready for the desktop?' 
| argument is. Yes it is. Anyone can pick up an Eee with its standard Linux 
| distro - or with a number of freely available alternatives - and just use it. 
| That alone revitalises the 'is this paid-for operating system value for 
| money?' question.    


I Love Linux

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| I’m writing this post from my little EEE PC on a tiny table in my bedroom - 
| the only room in the house with any furniture. As you can see in the photo, 
| we are doing a little Home Improvement - new flooring. In the meantime, our 
| world is total chaos. I’ve re-discovered my biceps - mostly because they are 
| sore from moving all our stuff out of the house - and I’ve re-discovered my 
| love of Linux.     


Asus is now a PC company

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| Low and high end machines are first out of the gate, complimenting the 
| laptops and accessories they already make. 


Microsoft can't even give it away

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| To sweeten the pill, there is also a considerable price incentive in buying a 
| basic portable with GNU/Linux installed as opposed to one with Windows XP, 
| which not only costs about 30 per cent more, but also has the nerve to 
| require more storage space and memory. The situation gets even worse for the 
| Vole when it phases out XP for Vista in June, bringing basic storage 
| requirements, just for running the thing, up to a whopping 15 GB. Free 
| browser-based online services like Gmail and Google Docs make life even more 
| arduous for the Vole, allowing users to get by quite happily just using 
| Firefox.        


ASUS preps $500 'iMac killer' Eee PC desktop

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| The computer builder also says it will build a headless desktop, the E-DT, 
| which will at first use a Celeron but then switch to the Shelton platform. 
| Most details are unavailable, though the price should range between $200 and 
| $300 and is being pushed towards the $200 mark. A third system known as the 
| E-TV will combine a basic Eee PC platform with a 42-inch LCD TV and should 
| cost about $200 more than a comparable TV that ships without such features.     


Asustek ups Eee PC sales f'cast by two-thirds

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| Asustek had said that it hoped to become the world's fifth-largest laptop PC 
| vendor by 2010. 


Little Linux Laptops: Build It and People Will Come

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| Verdict
| You can hardly go wrong in getting a notebook computer for less than $400. 
| Any one of these units represents a highly compact and usable computer for a 
| very reasonable price. The prevailing wisdom in computing has always been ‘Go 
| smaller, pay more’, but these latest Linux laptops are battling that 
| philosophy nicely. But then Linux has always gone against the wind.    


Asus Says Eee PC is Most Successful Product Ever

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| An interesting piece of news from Asus’s press conference is that the Eee PC 
| is their “most successful product ever,” according to Engadget. This is 
| potentially huge news for Linux on two levels.  


Asustek Eee PC shipments beat expectations

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| Asustek has shipped almost 350,000 units of the Eee PC in the quarter, ahead 
| of the 300,000 estimated, according to Taiwan's DigiTimes. 


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