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Mint on Eee PC?

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So have any mint users bought an Eee PC yet? I know it might be a little early, because of lack of stock, but I'm very interested in this laptop. Super small, SSD, good battery life... I've got my powerful desktop at home, and I'd love to have a laptop that's about twice the size of my Nintendo DS to carry around for everything I need on the go.

I'm probably going to wait until a refresh is made and the screen resolution is something closer to 1024x768 though.

But I bet it'd be pretty sexy running XFCE Mint on there...

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I'm really interested in this computer, but the resolution will make even web browsing a bit of a pain. Once that is sorted then sign me up!

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Post by civint »

I will be getting one in the new year (with post birthday/chrimble cash!), and mint would be cool. But I don't know if I'd want to tinker too much...

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I dont think it would run Mint especially well. I'd just keep the stock OS.

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I think it would run XFCE Mint fine, the 8G version has a gig of ram, and the processor is like 900mhz, should be more than enough.

hell you could even run XP perfectly fine with that.

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Post by civint »

hell you could even run XP perfectly fine with that.
Thats why they offer it with xp, I think!
it probably would run mint fine, but since I am prolly gonna get the 4G version (with 512MB of RAM-although it uses standard DIMM modules, so you can upgrade it--Hooray!), the stock os will be fine, as long as I can get the terminal up, I'm a happy bunny. monkey. Or something. :twisted:

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Post by merlwiz79 »

Matteran wrote:hell you could even run XP perfectly fine with that.
Well they have drivers for xp.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASUS_Eee_PC#Software
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run XP on Eee?

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You wrote it could run XP perfectly? I've never seen a perfectly running XP. And why replace a good linux system with XP? it just doesn't make sense to me ;-)

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well I suppose it's a toss up between xandros and XP...I'm not which I dislike the most...
(do$e, 'cos xnadros is linux. BUt it's non free. And therefore non fun IMO :P )

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I just read thisvery interesting article about the eee PC and Linux.

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Lol, I thought you guys were talking about Windows

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As enthusiastic I read the first messages about eee, as disappointed I am in seing first pictures of it.

The screen is too tiny

So I won't buy one as long as there are no larger screens available (did you see the big wasted space as frame around the display?) If this was better it'd be really nice

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Well I just saw one this past weekend at a local store. And I must say I'm quite impressed it is small if you have large hands, then again its still better then using something like a blackberry. I have to agree the screen should have been bigger instead of having the black frame aound it, then again I'm sure they must have done that to keep cost down.

I already have a nokia n800, which is an excellent device, much more portable, but underpowered. I would have loved to pick up the eee if I didn't have the n800.

Hopefully their next revision will be spot on.
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Post by belovedmonster »

Wooo, the so called "Advanced Mode" can actually be unlocked. Read this tutorial to see how. Seeing it running a normal desktop does kinda dispel the magic a little though, it makes you realise its basically a small laptop with a flash harddrive.

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Post by civint »

in terms of size, carlos, thats kinda the point, having a tiny laptop which you can perform basic tasks on (like, word processing, browsing the internet) so screen size isn't really a major issue for people like me who just want it for what it does. And a bit of tinkering :D

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civint wrote:in terms of size, carlos, thats kinda the point, having a tiny laptop which you can perform basic tasks on (like, word processing, browsing the internet) so screen size isn't really a major issue for people like me who just want it for what it does. And a bit of tinkering :D
Except the screen is currently surrounded by big speakers and a webcam and the screen could easily be an inch or two bigger if that wasn't the case. Go see how much smaller the display is than the actual size of the unit.

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its a 7'' display, as far as I know, which is fine for me, compared to like, 4-5 on the nokia thingamies.
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I'm ashamed to confess that I own a HTC winmobile 6.0 cellular phone with keyboard and such. 3 inch screen, I think.

It does all I need it to do. HTC does some fine devices, unfortunately with the wrong os.

xda-developers haven't yet finished porting linux, so I will have to stick with it...

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Post by Ede »

Ooh, I want one!

What? No cd-rom? GREAT! :D Waste of space and weight anyway. :3

I'll wait untill more color-models is on the market. I want a green one. >_>

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Display: 7″ WVGA (800×480) TFT-LCD with LED backlight13)
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Processor: 900MHz Intel Celeron M ULV 353
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Chipset: Mobile Intel 910GML Express
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Graphics: Intel GMA 900 (integrated) with external VGA-out connector
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Memory: 256MB (non-upgradeable), 512MB, or 1GB single-channel DDR2-400 (PC2-3200) SDRAM14)
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Storage: 2, 4, or 8GB SSD (non-upgradeable15))
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BIOS: American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI)16)
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OS: Customized Xandros Linux with Easy Mode and Desktop Mode
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Wired communications: 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
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Wireless communications: 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
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Ports: 3 USB 2.0, MMC(plus)/SD(HC) card reader, microphone and headphone
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Webcam (on 4G and 8G models only): VGA (640×480) @ up to 30 fps
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Audio: 5.1-channel High Definition Audio (Realtek ALC66217)); built-in stereo speakers and built-in microphone
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Battery life: 3.5 hours (4-cell Li-ion: 7.4V, 5200mAh, 2S2P) for 8G and 4G models; 2.8 hours (4-cell: 4400mAh) for 4G Surf and 2G Surf models
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Dimensions: 22.5 x 16.4 x 2.15~3.5 cm (8.86 x 6.46 x 0.846~1.4 in)
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Weight: 0.92 kg (2.0 lbs)
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Colors: Pearl White, Galaxy Black, and three pastel hues (green, blue, pink)
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Price: 4G is $399 in North America. Prices for other models have not been released yet.

Processor

900MHz Intel Celeron M ULV 353 (Dothan-512, Ultra Low Voltage)18)

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Packaging: Socket 479 mPGA
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Manufacturing process: 90nm
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FSB: 100MHz x 4 = 400MHz
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Multiplier: 9
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Multimedia instruction sets: MMX, SSE, SSE2
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L1 cache: 64KB
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L2 cache: 512KB
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Voltage: 0.94V
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TDP: 5.5W

Chipset

Mobile Intel 910GML Express19)

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supports up to DDR2-400
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ICH6-M southbridge

Graphics

Intel GMA 900 (integrated) with external VGA-out connector

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166MHz/160MHz @ 1.05V
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8MB video memory by default
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supports dual independent displays, up to at least 1600×128020)

Memory

256MB, 512MB, or 1GB single-channel DDR2-400 (PC2-3200) SDRAM (8MB allocated to video memory by default)

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256MB: Qimonda HYB18T512161BF-25 (64MB x 4)21) integrated (non-upgradeable)
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512MB: SiS SSX264M8-J6E22) (64MB x 8, 667MHz @ 400MHz, CL5)23) in (1 of 1) 200-pin SO-DIMM, user-upgradeable up to 1GB

Storage

2, 4, or 8GB SSD with Silicon Motion SM223 controller24) and Hynix NAND flash memory25) (non-upgradeable), common in portable media players

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2GB: Hynix HY27UG088G5M (1GB x 2)
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4GB: Hynix HY27UG088G5M (1GB x 4)

Connectivity

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Wired communications: 10/100 Mbps Ethernet (Atheros)
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Wireless communications: 802.11b/g Wi-Fi (Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5007EG 802.11 b/g)
Updated specs.
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