|FROM ||From: "Paul Robert Marino"
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Has anyone else seen these
|has any one else seen these
the Asus Eee Pc
its a tiny laptop with a solid state(Flash memory) drive that comes
pre-installed with Linux
i was in J and R computers the other day and a saw a big crowd in the
laptop department i was curious what every one was looking at and it
was to my surprise a 300 dollar Linux laptop. later when i got home i
saw my new issue of the GNU Linux journal which reviewed it. it got
the best reviews I've ever seen on shopper.cnet.com by a lot of non
technical people. i must admit i was impressed by this tiny little
laptop with a 7" screen that has openoffice2 and Penguin Racer( a.k.a.
Tux Racer). its slick it runs a strip down version of Xandros, however
a quick google search and i found instructions on how to bring up the
terminal and use apt-get to install a full KDE desktop. its the
coolest Linux device I've seen yet it definitely beat the cool factor
of my Sharp Zuraus when i got it and its base model is cheaper too.
What i was most impressed by was all of the people who had no clue
what GNU Linux was looking at it, playing with it, and buying it. It
is J and R's best seller right now. this is a significant thing for
GNU Linux it means that there is a very good chance Linux will capture
the new solid state ultra portable laptop market.
I think there is finally an economic replacement for your picture book
its actually smaller and has a webcam