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Old 11-25-2008, 06:37 PM   #1
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Question Linux for ASUS Eee 701

I am looking to buy an Asus 701. Is the supplied linux ok or is there a better distribution for a linux newbie?
Old 11-25-2008, 06:44 PM   #2
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For a beginner the installed Xandros OS is probably ideal. It is very easy to use, quick, and comes with most software people would want.

Personally, I found it nauseatingly simplistic, but my wife loved it.
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Xandros is fine it works.

If you want to try other distros take a look at


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