Johnny Rosenberg gurus.knugum at
Tue Jun 30 17:32:03 UTC 2009

Me and my wife has an Eee PC 900 (one each). Hers has Ubuntu 9.04 and
mine has Mandriva Linux Free 2009.1. I like Mandriva since it seems a
lot faster than Ubuntu, especially it feels like runs
quite a lot faster for some strange reason. Maybe it's just a feeling
of some kind.

Johnny Rosenberg

2009/6/30 Bas Roufs <basroufs at>:
> Dear Sambit, dear Everybody
>> However I have heard that ASUS has stopped selling eeePCs
>> pre-installed with Linux and all the models available now have
>> windoze, atleast that's what my local reseller told me.
> I am afraid, the info of your local reseller is correct. Here in The
> Netherlands, I have been trying to find the Eee PC 1000, a nice model
> with 40 GB solid state disk and preinstalled Linux. However, it is
> simply impossible to find it here. Only the Windoze version is
> available here. Additionally - take a quick look at this website:
> Now, I see there only models with Windows. At several places at that
> page, I have seen the following phrase:
> "Asus recommends Windows R  for everyday computing".
> (R: the R within a little circle, 'registered trademark'.)
> At websites of Dell and some other computer manufacturers, you can see
> similar messages. It witnesses a kind of monopolistic behaviour which
> needs to be severely punished by the anti cartel authorities in
> Europe, the USA and elsewhere.
> It is nearly impossible to buy a computer or laptop without Windows.....
> Respectfully yours,
> Bas.
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