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Old 10-19-2008, 04:11 AM   #1
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Section for Asus EEE?


I've noticed that on the past days, we got a lot of new threads and users asking for help with their Asus EEE. I wonder if a section for Asus EEE, both hardware and software would be of any help to keep things in one place.

I think a new section for EEE with some stickies (like installing Ubuntu on those machines) and common issues would be handy.

Just a thought.

-X
 
Old 10-21-2008, 08:18 AM   #2
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"Asus EEE" is an extremely narrow topic for a forum, but with with their recent popularity a "Linux - Netbooks" subforum of "Linux - Laptops" may make sense.

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Old 10-21-2008, 10:41 AM   #3
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I'd rather see a database dedicated forum before something like this. I mean, we get a lot of questions about MySQL and PostgreSQL day in and out but they're spread around all the forums.
 
Old 10-21-2008, 12:26 PM   #4
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I don't know if an "Asus EEE" topic is any narrower than "Ubuntu distro" is. The netbooks are using tailored distros, and to the extent I have looked at them, they appear to be different from box to box. So, maybe there should be a "netbook general" forum, a "netbook Asus EEE" forum, a netbook "Acer Aspire" forum and so forth.

It does seem fair to me to treat these things like distros.
 
Old 10-22-2008, 05:41 AM   #5
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Although these (EEE's & netbooks in general) may not meet the normal guidelines for their own sub-for[um|a], they are a new market, a new demographic for Linux. My experience* of the people who buy them is that some are a new kind of Linux user: an otherwise mainstream "Winders" person, with no enthusiasm driven political or theological interest in GNU or Linux -- someone who has just bought a new tool & wants to know how it works.

Setting up a netbook (sub-)forum could be an experiment in outreach. I suggest that it should have new & stricter rules & moderation. Banning "RTFM" attitudes, being especially welcoming, & tolerating "Winders" questions, as long as they are about the h/w platform.

If LQ isn't the right place for this, then I'd like to know where to go & where to send folk w/ EEE Q's.

*Based on attendance at the H(ouston)LUG Wednesday Linux Workshop (think weekly installfest).
 
Old 10-22-2008, 05:50 AM   #6
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It is possible am EeePC forum might generate more interrest than some of the existing forum areas.
 
Old 10-22-2008, 05:51 AM   #7
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The standard distros on these new linux netbooks are usually highly customised version of some existing distro. In the case of the EeePC, it's a custom Xandros install, which is a custom Debian, really.

They are sufficiently different from standard distros that the person answering needs to have been exposed to their intricacies in order to be able to answer it well, in my opinion.
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If LQ isn't the right place for this, then I'd like to know where to go & where to send folk w/ EEE Q's.
I think the most popular and well attended forum specifically for the EeePC is http://forum.eeeuser.com. Their wiki (http://wiki.eeeuser.com) is also an excellent reference for just about anything you care to do to your EeePC.

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Old 10-22-2008, 06:28 AM   #8
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Then maybe we should send eeepc Q's there & not duplicate their effort.
 
Old 10-22-2008, 09:01 AM   #9
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I'd prefer that we not send members to other fora, as we cannot guarantee that they'll get what I'll call the LQ experience. I would agree that netbook users are probably outside the normal Linux demographic. Stay tuned.

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Old 10-23-2008, 03:43 PM   #10
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...etbook-678631/

We'll continue to monitor the traffic that Netbooks generate and may split the topic into a dedicated forum or subforum in the future. Thanks for the feedback.

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Old 10-23-2008, 04:53 PM   #11
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Very nice jeremy. Thanks for always replying to my threads, as stupid as they are sometimes And thanks everybody for the replies. I've not checked this thread in a while and missed the discussion

Cheers everyone!
 
  


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