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Xandros sets sights on non-Eee PC ultraportables

When Asus first announced the Eee PC, the company explained that one of the ways it would keep the price down on its tiny laptops would be by shipping machines that run Linux instead of Windows. But Asus rose some eyebrows with its choice of Linux distributions. While Ubuntu, Fedora, and several other distros have […]

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HP ships Linux Mini-Note with XP drives and Linux restore discs – in Hong Kong

Order an HP Mini-Note running Linux in the US and you get a Mini-Note running Linux, a power cable, and that’s about it. There’s no system restore disk, and no drivers for installing alternate operating systems. While you can find drivers and software for Windows Vista on the HP support site, there’s no official support […]

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Installing Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron on the HP Mini-Note

If you bought an HP Mini-Note hoping to wipe SUSE or Windows Vista and replace the operating system with Ubuntu, you might be disappointed to know that not everything works out of the box. But then, if you’re the sort of person who’s interesting in buying a brand new computer model and installing a brand […]

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Mini-Note first impressions

I’ve had my HP Mini-Note for a few hours now, and while I’m not ready to write up a complete an thorough review, I thought I’d share a few thoughts. I purchased the $549 model which has a 1.2GHz processor, 120GB hard drive, and runs OpenSUSE. The first time you boot up the computer, it […]

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GoblinX Mini – lightweight alternative Linux distro for the Eee PC

Like the Eee PC’s hardware, but wish it had an operating system besides Windows or Xandros Linux? There are dozens of other Linux distributions that run on the Eee PC without complaint, and a handful of distributions that even supports the Eee PC’s hardware all the way down to the Fn key shortcuts right out […]