[ubuntu-uk] asus ubuntu

Andres andresmp at gmail.com
Sun Jun 5 17:33:07 UTC 2011

Not that I like W7 but it is quite quick to boot up i timed 30-45 seconds on some laptops when it came out in john lewis. The problem (imho) is that you'll need antivirus. Even if it's the free windows essentials one it still slows down. 
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----- Original message -----
> On Fri, 2011-06-03 at 21:42 +0100, Alan Pope wrote:
> > On 3 June 2011 19:47, Andrés Muñiz Piniella <andresmp at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > http://uk.asus.com/News/tK3DPknHH72oqgEL/
> > > here it says meego not ubuntu. What gives?
> > 
> > ASUS have many models. Most are supplied with Windows, some have
> > Ubuntu, one has Meego.
> > 
> > Al.
> > 
> I have just taken delivery of an Asus Eee PC 2015PEM.   I will, of
> course, be putting Ubuntu on it, but as delivered it has Windows 7
> Starter and a rather odd alternative that boots up very quickly, and I'm
> sure it is built on linux (because the games are very Gnome).   However,
> if you were one of those people who don't like Unity, this would make
> you really sick!   So don't get it confused with Asus putting a full
> Ubuntu Linux distribution on their netbooks.   I think the only reason
> they have it is because they know that Windows 7 takes an age to boot.
> I have also tried to find out if the company I got my netbook from
> (Simply Asus) were going to sell the models with Ubuntu pre-loaded.
> Unfortunately, their sales department are men of few words (strange for
> salesmen) and all the told me was
> "We do not have any information currently about a machine running ubuntu
> as standard."
> Tony

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