Displaying items by tag: Eee PC

ASUS has effectively abandoned Linux and stated a power user would use Windows instead. This backflip stands against the history of their successful Eee netbook line. Nevertheless, ASUS’ loss will be the gain of more savvy players.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Although Asus originally intended its first Eee PC 701 to be used in an educational setting, rather than being the catalyst that ignited the netbook revolution, Dell is the first company to have properly designed a netbook that can withstand the rigours of teenage and classroom life – and have outfitted it with a(n optional) touch-screen, while also making Ubuntu 9.04 an Australian netbook option for the first time.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Wednesday, 29 April 2009 10:51

Desktop Linux great white hope hits the canvas

At the beginning of 2008, the landmark Eee PC netbook running Xandros Linux left an unprepared red faced Microsoft with 0% share of a burgeoning new market. Nine months later, thanks to a resurrected Windows XP, Microsoft had 70% of the netbook space. Six months on and recent reports suggest that Linux on netbooks is down to single digits and heading south. True or false?

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