[TriLUG] Asus Eee PC linux laptop?
jbroome at gmail.com
Sat Aug 4 19:54:58 EDT 2007
On 8/4/07, J.C. Jones <jonesjc at intrex.net> wrote:
> From Asus' website
> An Easy Price to Swallow
> Hsih also stated that ASUS plans to start shipping the units in July or
> August, with a target of selling 200,000 units this year – all under the
> ASUS brand. Amid gasps from the audience, the Eee PC units were revealed
> to come in at an extremely competitive price of around USD $199 for the
> 7" units, and about USD $299 for the 10" version.
> Greg Brown wrote:
> >Anyone following the Asus Eee PC (laptop) thread? I'm having a hard time
> >trying to figure out if the laptop is going to be $200.00 (us) or FunkyL
> >200.00 (british pounds). Obviously a 200 brit. pound laptop would equate to
> >a $400 US laptop so that isn't quite as exciting.
> >This laptop looks like the perfect sized laptop to keep in my backpack for
> >work. I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to connect up to the
> >public Wi-Fi at work, start a SSH tunnel, and check on this or that.. such a
> >thing would be a royal pain with my work laptop as I'd have to disconnect
> >from the work LAN, blah blah blah blah, then relocate over to the windows
> >where I can pick up the ATHD Wi-Fi.
> >Anyway, just wondered if anyone had any opinions on the laptop. Sure, a 4
> >gig flash-based HD is tiny, but it's enough to hold all my Linux tools I
This ASUS doohickey makes a lot more sense than the Palm Folio thingy
they introduced earlier this year. I'm definitely going to keep an
eye out for one of these.
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