[clug-talk] problems with my eee pc

Gustin Johnson gustin at echostar.ca
Fri Apr 3 22:38:31 PDT 2009


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Omnistegan wrote:
> I also used easypeasy in the past, although at the time it was known
> as Ubuntu Eee.
> 
> There are pretty good install instructions here:
> http://www.ubuntu-eee.com/wiki/index.php5?title=Get_Easy_Peasy but
> you'll need to get ahold of a flash drive if you don't already have
> one.

I just hooked up a USB CD/DVD drive and booted a stock Ubuntu 8.10 for
my Asus eeePC 701 and Acer Aspire One.  No special instructions with
this method.

> You could use the same install process to install the Ubuntu 9.04
> Netbook Remix distro when it comes out later this month.
> I would recommend using Ubuntu over Xandros, especially if you don't
> have much experience with linux.

My advice is exactly the opposite.  The default layout and setup of the
netbooks is designed for people to not have to care what the underlying
OS is.  If you have no plans to tinker and just want a functional
device, stick with the preloaded default.

If on the other hand you want to install more software or dig around
under the hood, then Ubuntu (or one of the other flavours) is the
probably the way to go.

Hth,
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