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____/ Sinister Midget on Sunday 08 March 2009 18:44 : \____
> On 2009-03-08, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>> ____/ Megabyte on Sunday 08 March 2009 16:11 : \____
>>> Terry, if Linpus Lite is so great why aren't you and everyone else
>>> running it on your desktops? Linpus Lite is just that, a "Lite"
>>> simplified version of Linux for Netbooks. In terms of Xandros, many of
>>> the Linux users purchasing an Eee quickly dump it for their favorite
>>> distribution. Check out some of the Eee Forums on the web if you don't
>>> believe me. In addition, can you pick-up an Eee PC 1000HE with Xandros?
>>> So the newest Eee model with the best battery life of all Netbooks on
>>> the market isn't being sold with Xandros? Dell seems to be the one OEM
>>> that has done things right by using Ubuntu. The fact that 33% of their
>>> netbook sales are Ubuntu machines and return rates between XP and Ubuntu
>>> models are the same speaks volumes. As much as you can argue the merits
>>> of Linpus Lite and Xandros, average consumers and some OEMs seem to see
>>> it differently.
>> I've met a person (online) who insisted strongly against anything but the
>> ASUS distro. He got burned by paying $120 for XP (it was crap on the Eee PC
>> he said) and he didn't want anything but a simple distro with large icons.
>> He liked it simple.
> I'll admit I wiped Xandros. But I just found recently that one can get
> away from the launcher interface to a regular desktop. I also ran
> across a HOWTO for getting rid of unionfs so it doesn't use so much
> space on the drive. So I might try that when I finally get the SSD
> (next week) that will require a reinstall anyway.
> There were a thing or two that came with that particular distro that I
> liked. If not for using up so much of the drive (to keep a second copy
> of itself) and the interface (it might work if it was a bit more
> tunable) I might not have started looking elsewhere.
It didn't cost ASUS anything to 'print' some default distro on the drive. There
are many free distros that suit different crowds. There are at least 10 of
them that specifically target these devices.
~~ Best of wishes
Roy S. Schestowitz | "How do I set my laser printer on stun?"
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