asus eee

Aug 05 2008


It's gone, the Xandros that is.. I moved to EEEBuntu, the NBR 1.0 release.
Installed like a charm .. iso2stick

Pretty funny header :)
# Convert an Ubuntu live CD iso so that it's bootable off of a USB stick
# Copyright 2007 Red Hat, Inc.
# Jeremy Katz
# Jani Monoses (slightly adapted to Ubuntu LiveCD)

Tried it first .. the live distro luxury ... and the thing that made me decide was the better font support, much more screen realestate with Eeebuntu , that and the fact that much more tools that can be installed by default from a public repository while not breaking the dependency chain.

I created a backup of my configs.. well.. home dir then live-install and off we went.

Everything works like a charm, just like with the original Xandors distro,
suspend resume works, wifi works, my whole box is back up and running.

Next goal, upgrade my laptop :)

Aug 03 2008

A week of EEE

Obviously this last OLS week I've been carrying around my EEE. I left my big fat laptop in the hotel room to work on and make backups
at night but the main working machine of the week was my EEE.

Typing speed etc was reasonable the I only often ran into hitting the Up arror rather than the Shift button.
My biggest dissappointment however is the battery life. Surfing on this thing for more than 2 hours is just not feasable.

Then it's a matter of getting it charged again ... watching /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/state update while you are still using it is as
painfull as watching grass grow. and shrink again while you watch at it ..

So I tried to keep it charging as much as possible.. so that I could make it to the end of the day. Then charge it at night so I could had a full battery again by the next morning.

But afterall the EEE cost less than my phone.. so it's worth the money .. and I was really glad to have it with me it's small, it's
lightweight .. and will last more conferences for me :)

O that and the fact that it heats up a lot