The Eeepc three weeks on.....


What can I say excellent...

Week one I tried to severely break it...

Loaded windows on ,, this unit has only a 2 gig hard drive, so there anin't a lot of room..
Anyway I managed to get windows down to about 1.2 gig... However it did not take long for it to reclaim that freed memory and more, and then just Locked up and died...I took about an hour, and i didn't put any applications on except, corel lightning 40mg. So it was back to linux...

So I unpacked the image from the cd.. Magic... About 20mins later I was agreeing to asus's licence agreement... new machine... smooth !!!!!



Since then, it has not even been turned off, it goes it to suspension overnight, with the supply disconnected... It uses so little power so there is very little drain on the battery.

Three people use this machine, and I have not heard one squeal from either of them... This is wonderful, , as i can be out of my seat every half an hour dealing with family related windows issues.

The reason I need Linux, is so i don't have to spent my time tinkering and maintaining the operating system.. Ive had thirty years of that... And I cant justify a mac for general web, office and File and image database functions.

I want my systems to just work... If what I am doing is gonna work ( the molly gallery), I need robust computing solutions.. (oops sounding corporate there..)

I know now that the 500 mg of hard drive space available on the eeepc is enough to keep this little machine running indefinately,that is assuming you are using external pen drives, ide Hd's and SD cards, to store your data on.

Its an extremely robust solution. No hard drive, so its pretty indestructible. The speakers act like handless. Aided by its lightness making it the closest i have seen to an electronic book. And at a ridiculously low price.

 

next using the eeepc as a photographic tool....