[Wolves] Ubuntu on Eee PC - Worth it?

Dave Morley davmor2 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 19:22:03 GMT 2008

On Mon, 2008-01-07 at 21:05 +0000, 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)
There is a Xubuntu specific project called EEEXubuntu that is optimise
for use on the device.  http://wiki.eeeuser.com/ubuntu:eeexubuntu:home .
It is more economic to use this method.  There are also full
instructions on installing it on the site too I believe. 
Seek That Thy Might Know
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