I don't really come from outer space

Friday, 21 November 2008

So I've bitten the bullet and ordered an ASUS Eee PC 901 W006 from Amazon.

This has 1Gb of memory, 20Gb of solid-state storage, and is preloaded with Linux.

All being well it will arrive tomorrow, and then I can try installing Lenny upon it. From the Debian Wiki it seems to be a painless process. I guess we'll see..

ObFilm: Twelve Monkeys



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[gravitar] Adam John Trickett

Submitted at 13:12:10 on 22 november 2008

I fancy getting an Acer Aspire One, it's a bit cheaper than the Asus. I'm told with a careful Debian install battery life of more than 12 hours is easily possible on either. Good film Twelve Monkeys...
[author] Steve Kemp

Submitted at 15:01:25 on 22 november 2008

I've havered over choosing a model for so long now that I just decided to pick the model that local people own.

I've only had it a day so far, but it is very smart.

Installing Lenny was unbelievably easy, and everything I've tried has worked with only one exception:

  • Sound si good.
  • Webcam/Camera is good.
  • Wireless & Wired networking is fine.

The thing that fails? Flash. When I install the flash plugin from Adobe iceweasel segfaults. I'll look at that later, not a huge problem for me but a real surprise. I've got flash working on AMD64 so I assumed x86 would be easy!

According to the battery status applet on my GNOME desktop I've got about four hours of life. Whether that is accurate I don't know. Either way I'd expect longer if the wifi is off.

[gravitar] Tuss

Submitted at 10:45:38 on 23 november 2008

You could try ibam to get a more accurate battery life measurement.


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