[jhb_airlines] Re: Very Small

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 18:57:02 -0000

The 701 is an old model. Later versions of the EeePC have much more HD space
and memory and now have a 10" screen. It's the latest in a series on UMPC's
that started with the Samsung Q1 and which are proving very popular. Several
SBS users have them to plug the SBS unit into when mobile as it saves
dragging a laptop around which is far heavier and has limited battery life.

Eee PC's can be bought with either Linux or Windows Mobile XP. The latter is
quite robust and works exceedingly well on my Pocket PC.


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 26 November 2008 18:17
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Very Small

Yesterday I noticed a small laptop type PC, in the window of our local 
PC purveyor. It's got a 7" screen and a keyboard. It's the Asus Eee 4Gb 
701. Although it's available with Windows, the usual OS is Linux, of 
which I know not wot!

I'd guess most of the 4Gb would be grabbed by Windows so, first 
question, is the Linux OS less space greedy?

Next, could a Linux machine connect with this Windows based network, 
when at home?

The attraction of this Asus is part price but primarilly its size. It 
could disappear amongst the clothes, in a suitcase, rather than having 
to be dragged around as hand baggage.

On holiday the attraction is that it would allow me to look at and 
process photographs, having an inbuilt card reader. It's also about £150 
cheaper than a dedicated photo storage and viewing device. It's also set 
up to connect to wireless setups.

Gerry Winskill

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