Zilla360 wrote: »
It seems like HL2 runs pretty well on it.
DiannaoChong wrote: »
what about TF2?
Doronron wrote: »
I'm putting WinXP on it. The software I want to run on this thing do not have linux ports.
man so guess whatLeila says:
some guy totally installed Mac OS on his eeePChttp://eeepc-osx.wikispaces.com/Screenshots+of+first+successful+effortLeila says:
lol why would he do that?Recoil says:
it's like the perfect faux mac, i need one nowLeila says:
also, did you find that thing you wanted to send me on you tube?Recoil says:
what do you mean "why would he do that?" ? I'm curious.Recoil says:
negative impression of mac os?Leila says:
i think linux is a way easier os than macLeila says:
linux is more intuitiveLeila says:
not to mention less mainstreamRecoil says:
that's interesting.Leila says:
yeah i used mac at campLeila says:
it was so frustrating lolLeila says:
my eee pc i just turned it on and started using it
Munacra wrote: »
got xp working.
It's officially the best thing ever.
halkun wrote: »
It's a shame that they are discontinuing OEM loads of XP in June. (Not for the EeePc, but with computers in general)
Probably won't, though.
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I wonder why the HUD jumps upward at about 3:11 though. Looks like some weird resolution issues going on there.
edit: Oh, I see, that's just the way the screen gets scaled and moved around when it doesn't all fit.
Id buy the 300$ model in a heart beat if I could just upgrade the ram....
exactly my thoughts.
I got the black 4g model, a stick of ram (2gigs) and a 8 gig storage card.
I'll tell you what I think sometime tomorrow or the day after when I get it.
man. this thing can do whatever.
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Mind if I ask what software you're planning to run?
I just want to run Microsoft one note and YNAB Pro mostly. Kinda like an agenda, a classroom notetaker, a financial planner, with a good browser and a webcam. Load up some Civ 3 and you have the perfect...like it was meant to be.
The best PDA ever.
I mean the possibilities here, they're limitless.
edit: Ok, so I'm pretty excited.
What about Wine?
WinXP, however, I know will run the stuff I want it to. I've used a copy of nlite to build a really small XP install. If it works out, I'll taking about 700MB of the SSD's hard drive space with XP, my writing software, and any utilities I might want.
Though I will avoid putting games on this, it would be rather tempting to put XCOM, Diablo, or Thief on this thing.
Initial impression: It's perfect for typing and similar functions (just from fiddling around with the keyboard and seing how it sat on my desk here at work). The keys are a little small, but easy to get used to. I won't be up and running until tomorrow night, though. Newegg decided to ship only half of my order. The SD Card, RAM, and external DVD\CD drive left the warehouse yesterday, despite being ready last Friday along with the computer.
EDIT: The battery charges pretty quick -- about an hour to an hour and a half until the charge light went off.
Ok, haha. So what's the fan sound like? About how noisy would you say?
...and I can't hear it at all. Quiet as a mouse. The keys are louder.
I hadn't heard of the Cloudbook until this thread, and now I'm really interested. I'm quite curious if I could get Vista running on it, the specs are good enough. It would help to put 1GB of ram in instead of the 512mb. And after that, I have a 4GB MS Pro Duo card that could be used for ReadyBoost.
Anyone think it would be usable?
oh the excitement! will it live up to the hype? or is Munacra in for a rude awakening?
find out tomorrow!
Anyways, I'll get my hands on it tomorrow, but anyways, tonight this little tidbit came up while talking to her on MSN that I had to share. And I quote:
No set up, no cash pay off, she actually said that, word for word, completely of her own free will. I'm straight copy pasting here, I swear. One of those revelatory comments you always hear about on the net that geeks seem to thrive on, and always doubt actually happened just actually happened to me.
Truly a testament to Asus's construction of the eeePC, and how they've put something together that satisfies 99% of the population with no configuration. They've given a total layman a positive impression of *gasp* Linux!
Oh, and yeah, some guy (several, actually) did indeed, totally install OSX on his (their) mac(s). Apparently required a little bit of futzing around, particularly the wi-fi was an issue, but after a bit of tinkering, they've all got it working near-100%. Amazing.
Check it out:
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First off, it is amazing how small it is. It is literally the size of a hardcover book. And probably lighter. The keyboard is small, and it takes a bit of writing to get used to, but I can touchtype without many problems now. Yeah, I wouldn't write a long essay on it or anythting, but it's good for taking notes. The screen is crisp and clear. I think if Asus got rid of the speakers next to it and simply let you put in headphones, the screen could be sexier. As it is right now, it is perfectly serviceable. The touchpad is a little finicky, but once you get used to it, it is no problem
Most of the issues here are part of having such a small computer, and once you get a little bit of practice, they are no problem.
The little webcam is a nice touch, but here is the cool part. It's got voice command for applications. If you say "Computer-dictionary" it opens that for you. Talk about sweet.
The computer is a bit slow sometimes with those 512 megs of memory and when you have too many open applications. I feel that an upgrade of memory will easily fix that. In any case, I'll report on that later when I do the upgrade.
I'm going to take it to class today, and see how it performs. I'll also upgrade the memory and ram tomorrow, and see how that feels. As well as installing XP.
But right out of the box, this thing is perfect.
WinXP SP2, priority patches, and all Asus drivers installed comes in at around 800MB on the 4GB drive. I might not need the SD Card full time as a secondary data dump.
Note: Munacra, my understanding is that without a kernal rebuild, the Xandros OS the eee ships with will not rcognize a full 2GB stick of RAM.
Oh, hey -- W40K Dawn of War on an EEE PC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfSla-dLebs&feature=related
EDIT 2: I do have sound on this thing, by the way.
This was a good idea.
First thing to note: The EEE User Forum is a good resource for troubleshooting problems and snagging third party apps.
You will need an external DVD Drive
You will need a copy of Windows XP
You will need a blank CD-R\RW
You will need a CD burning program
What I did for my Windows XP install was this:
I used this Step by Step Guide for creating a small Windows XP install. I used pretty much all the same settings listed there except for the tweaks section.
I also used the Asus Driver DVD to install the necessary EEE PC XP Drivers instead of downloading and browsing to the INF files as suggested by the guide. It was just easier.
After I had completed my XP install and attempted to install the Asus drivers, I noticed that it could not find the Realtek soundchip. This was solved through Device Manager identifying the PCI component and installing its own driver, followed by reinstalling the Asus proprietary driver.
You will find that the Asus will run hot under XP if your WiFi is enabled. You can enable and disable it on the fly by pressing Fn-F2.
In addition, other PCI components will also increase the Asus ambient temperature. I found the Windows Hotfix located on This Page to be useful. However, instead of running the webcam tray app under .NET, I simply disabled the webcam in BIOS (I won't use it). After the hotfix, my system runs around 50 degrees Celsius.
Third Party Apps
I found EEECTL to be a useful monitor for Temp and Fan speed in my sys tray.
I am using this Beta Driver coupled with This Utility to get 800x600 screen resolution without panning with the mouse. Higher Resolutions are possible, but I don't know how the fonts will suffer.
I am not overclocking my CPU to avoid potentially harming my system, but there is a Flash BIOS Procedure that will allow the chipset to utilize its full processor speed of 900 MHz (BIOS Download List). EEECTL also allows for it, but I'm not sure how effective it is.
It's officially the best thing ever.
Open Office takes some time to load, but with a 15sec boot time, or a 35 sec reboot time, I can forgive a minute load time on my office suite.
The price of a 2G stick of DDR2 laptop ram is amazingly low, by the way. What the hell happened to the RAM market?
Everybody I've shown this thing to have been considerably impressed by it. As a result, there's a chance the company I work for could convert employees who travel a lot to these.
This thing was off and on all day yesterday for tech demos, and the battery is still sitting at about 80%.
I love this laptop.
Asus EEE PC Feature Review with XP
Cloudbook Feature Review Pt. 1
Cloudbook Feature Review Pt. 2
Fuck XP. Asus tweaked Xandros to boot in fifteen fucking seconds.