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Old 03-04-2008, 01:29 PM   #16
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I'd love to see 1024x768 in a 7-8" screen and ability to run a regular drive, even if it was one of the tiny 1.8". For the cost of the 8G flash I can buy a 80G 1.8"

I don't see the point in loading XP on something like this unless your just using it for web surfing.

I bought the smallest lightes laptop I could 5 years ago and haven't found anything better yet. Mine is 8.5x11 and fits in what looks like a paper planner and goes anywhere I do. I was hoping a pda phone could replace it but its just too limited, maybe something like this could be my answer. I don't like being chained to a desk so no desktop for me or no laptop with a dozen devices hanging of of it on a desk, my laptop lives on the arm of my couch when i'm not using it.
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As a side note, if you do buy an eeePC, you might as well dump the Xandros OS and install something else.

Go the the ASUS website and look up software support for the eeePC, and they give you a link to

Go the and inquire about software support for the eeePC, and they say, in effect "while we may have participated in developing the OS for the eeePC, it is entirely as ASUS product. We are not responsible".

Each one points the finger of responsiblilty at the other where the OS is concerned.
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Sorry but I don't agree, yes admittedly the Xandros is a bit limited but perfectly adequate for most uses people will put this device to. I was about to dump it myself (for mandriva 2008 spring) but then I tried Xandros in advanced mode and am very happy with it. Everything I have plugged in has just worked including my t-mobile usb mobile broadband (a first for any distro). So don't be so quick to condemn give it a fair try.
Old 03-09-2008, 01:25 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by phantom_cyph View Post
Sorry to bring this up again...

Where did you people buy yours? I can't find them anywhere. I can't find the order/purchase thing on Asus's website, Tigerdirect or Newegg don't offer them. Where are they?
They're readily available at NewEgg
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Originally Posted by tredegar View Post
Please stop this FUD at once, and see here:

The bottom line is that you can expect 25 years of life from the flash drive, for a heavy user. I would not expect a conventional HDD to last that long @ 6hrs/day.
Even if it only lasted 10 years (and that table has a very aggressive write rate compared to most user-driven situations), it would still be double what you can trust a hard drive for. Most file accesses are reads anyway. My 4G keyboard will be worn out long before I am concerned about the flash drive.

It may be that people remember the stories from the bad old days of 1000 to 10,000s write endurance for the previous century.
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Originally Posted by tredegar View Post
There's absolutely nothing to stop you installing one if you wish

Please stop this FUD at once, and see here:

The bottom line is that you can expect 25 years of life from the flash drive, for a heavy user. I would not expect a conventional HDD to last that long @ 6hrs/day.

Besides, if technology progresses as fast as it has done so far, I very much doubt I'll be booting my eee (or even myself ) in 2033!

Don't tase me bro! Don't tase me!

I took a look at your link....and I still have my doubts.

To me the Cloudbook PC by Everex is a better laptop.

Of course now with the value of the US dollar dropping the price of these things are only going to rise sky high.

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