[svlug] $400 ultraportable linux boxes
bill at teeple.tv
Mon Dec 17 12:27:36 PST 2007
I have the ASUS EeePC - 4GB version without WebCam - 349.00 retail.
It only has 512 MB of RAM and runs a XANDROS derivitive (Debian of
course), based OS and is quite polished. The keyboard is very small and I
cannot stand the trackpad mouse - very spongy. I use an external Logitech
Mouse with it.
Central Computer has them in stock and on display so you can go and fiddle
with it and get an idea of how it operations...
I like the OLPC, but it looks to childish for my favor.
> The treo version of pssh solves one major ultraportable need my treo
> wasn't fulfilling. However, I've been intrigued by something more
> capable as a computer than the treo, but more portable than my
> There are three linux boxes in the size/price range that intrigue me:
> olpc xo
> asus eee pc
> Nokia N810
> The OLPC has a lot going for it, but it is not meant for grownups to
> use it, right out of the box. The display is mighty tempting though.
> I haven't seen either the asus or the nokia in person yet. Does anyone
> know of anyplace locally that has them to see what they are really
> Has anyone had a chance to play with these? I know Paul has an OLPC,
> and I've even spent a few minutes playing with it. How about comparing
> the other two? The GPS feature of the N810 seems to be the killer
> app. It seems that I could almost rationalize getting it as a GPS unit
> with ssh and web browsing.
> Malthus knew the solution to global warming.
> Larry Colen lrc at red4est.com
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