Smaller model laptops in combination with Kubuntu - request for advise?

Nigel Ridley nigel at
Fri Jul 4 18:38:00 BST 2008

Jim wrote:
> O. Sinclair wrote:
>> Bas Roufs wrote:
>>> Dear everybody
>>> A few weeks ago, a laptop from me has been stolen again. That's why I am 
>>> looking for a lighter/ smaller laptop model that is more easy to always 
>>> carry with me, but which can be combined with Kubuntu.
>>> At present, I am considering "ASUS Eeee PC", version 901 or version 
>>> 1000. Both new versions  seem to become available in September.  Main 
>>> technical specifications:
>>> 1,6 Ghz processor (both models), 1 GB RAM (version 901) or 2 GB RAM 
>>> (version 1000),  20 GB 'solid state disk' (version 901) or 40 GB 
>>> (version 1000).
>>> More technical details:
>>> Both models are being sold along with the Linux distribution 'Xandros' 
>>> (
>>> Does anybody have any experience at all with some version of 'ASUS Eeee 
>>> PC'? If you, did you already install Kubuntu on it? If so, how?
>>> Are there any other smaller model laptops you could advise me in 
>>> combination with Kubuntu?
>> This is as yet not released but apparently Dell will release a 
>> minilaptop "real soon now":
>> and since Dell generally does a good job of supporting Ubuntu that could 
>> be an interesting way to go.
>> Sinclair
> I have a eeePC 702 8gb 1gb and Fedora 9 installed on it , Fedora had all 
> drivers for hardware, with the exception of
> the Atheos wierless chipset  ,I downloaded 
> madwifii-nr-r3366+ar5007.tar.gz and compiled and it work great including 
> WEP. The wireless chipset is a ar5007eg . has a madwifi driver 
> also.
> The eeePC is much faster with the SSD,  than the MSI or Everex that has 
> a standard harddrive. Everex Cloud is dog slow.
> I would recommend  the eeePC 901 or 1000 because of the 20gb SSD, that 
> would give you plenty of space to install any Linux distro.
> I bought a ext. CD/DVD rom to install other OS and put in a 2gb memory 
> for $41.00, speeded up noticeably .
How many writes can the 'hard disk' take, considering that it's flash memory? Linux does write a 
lot to 'hard disk'.




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