[Wolves] Ubuntu on Eee PC - Worth it?

Andy Wootton andy.wootton at wyrley.demon.co.uk
Tue Jan 8 00:32:01 GMT 2008

Rob Parker wrote:
> Hey, I've noticed quite a few people on this list have brought Eee PC,
> and I (well my father)has recently ordered one from EfficientPC (and it
> is yet to arrive), and was wondering whether any have tried installing
> Ubuntu, and if how good does it run compared to the default OS, as I
> feel I would prefer a 'normal' GNOME desktop to the seemlingly
> 'childish-looking' icon interface or KDE.
> I read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EeePC and was wondering, first
> how well if all gconf omptimization how well do and apps and the
> interface fit on the small screen, and second how much worse (if any) is
> the time taken to boot and shut down compared to the default OS (which
> I've heard boots 15 seconds). Also does suspend and resume work, and is
> the wireless reliable?
> Also I was thinking of buying a ~4Gb SD card to increase capacity, I
> guess the best thing to do would be hardlink dirs from it to my home
> directory? (for folders such as Documents, Pictures, Music and Vidoes,
> etc)
It tells you in the article that boot time goes up to 45s and he's 
pretty much filled the 'disk'. Panasonic announced a 32MB SD card today!

Try setting your screen to 800 x 600 to get an idea of Ubuntu on a small 
screen. Both Nokia and ASUS decided to go a different way.


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