Asus Eee PC and Ubuntu

JosephK joseph at
Fri Mar 21 15:53:14 UTC 2008

On 11:35 Fri 21 Mar     , Eric Dunbar wrote:
> Hello all:
> I thought I'd post a question here to find out how other Asus Eee PC
> users are doing with Ubuntu.
> I have yet to install Ubuntu but after having fiddled around with
> Xandros for a while I've come to the conclusion I'd rather have Ubuntu
> running this machine than a flakey, poorly coded hack job (e.g. if you
> try to save a file in FireFox 2.0.7, FireFox will no longer accept
> keyboard input until you close & reopen the application).
> The only thing that the hackjob has going for it, I suspect, is that
> some apps probably have had their dialogue boxes resized to fit the
> 800*480 screen, and, they've got reasonable integration of multimedia
> apps & codecs with FireFox.
> Have people here tried Ubuntu (yes, I imagine :-) on their little Eee
> PC, and, if so, have you run into problems with over-sized dialogue
> boxes?

Check this out

I don't have an Eee yet but am seriously thinking of getting one.

Regards, Joe

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