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Old 04-13-2008, 03:18 AM   #1
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Where can I find the Linux Distro installed on a Eee PC


Will the Linux Distro installed on a Eee PC rund on an older PC and if so, where can I download it from and how do I install it correctly ? I am obviously very new to Linux so please explain in simple terms, Thank you.
 
Old 04-13-2008, 03:32 AM   #2
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Will the Linux Distro installed on a Eee PC rund on an older PC and if so, where can I download it from and how do I install it correctly ? I am obviously very new to Linux so please explain in simple terms, Thank you.
Google is awesome............

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASUS_Eee_PC

http://eeepc.asus.com/global/

Appears to be proprietary, based off Xandros, they only provide links to the source for drivers.
 
Old 04-13-2008, 05:03 AM   #3
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As I recall it is Xandros. Although it lists Debian 4.0 under its source code. Maybe Xandros is a cut down version of Debian (cannot remember for sure).

http://support.asus.com/download/dow...PC%204G%20Surf
 
Old 04-13-2008, 08:51 AM   #4
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i belive its just a cut down Xandros, with IceWM
 
Old 04-13-2008, 09:32 AM   #5
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It is a minimal install xandros, which is based on debian etch. IceWM is indeed the default window manager.

But it has been tweaked by Asus, so, for example, MP3s play "out of the box", and there's the "Simple user interface", running on IceWM - that many eee users, including myself, have replaced with KDE.

I don't think you can (or should - there are licencing issues) install this exact distro (Xandros for the eee) on any other hardware, and I wonder why you would want to.

It all works perfectly for the eee, but I wouldn't choose it for my distro on any other hardware. In fact I am sorely tempted to install kubuntu on my eee, but the eee is my very portable computer, that "Just works", so perhaps I cannot be bothered to mess with it any more. I just use it
 
  


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