Asus eee (was Re: G4 Quicksilver as Web Server?)
sonicy at otenet.gr
Tue Jun 10 20:11:17 UTC 2008
Al Plant wrote:
> Manolis Kiagias wrote:
>> Matthias Apitz wrote:
>>> El día Tuesday, May 27, 2008 a las 04:16:44PM +0200, Matthias Apitz
>>>> El día Friday, May 23, 2008 a las 01:18:06PM +0300, Manolis Kiagias
>>>>> Yes, I am already planning to upgrade :)
>>>>> At this time, it is not available in Greece (though I have spotted
>>>>> a few on ebay).
>>>>> Even more important than the 20Gb SSD is the 9 inch display with a
>>>>> resolution of 1024x600.
>>>>> 800x480 is really small for anything more other than taking notes.
>>> Maybe you know this page, Manolis:
>>> it has a detailed technical report about all items of which the 900
>>> model is made of;
>> Ah, nice! Thanks for the link. It will be a good read.
>>> a dealer in CH will get next week the original US version:
>> There are a few sold on ebay. I believe this model will also appear
>> in Greek eshops soon.
>>> take care, there is an issue about the battery having only 4400 mAh
>>> (because of some fire in an ASUS supplier) while the original model
>>> had a 5800 mAh battery;
>> I will wait then. I prefer to get a model with a larger battery. The
>> one I have now, lasts more or less 2 - 2.30 hours and I believe it
>> has the same 4400mAh battery. The larger screen and SSD will
>> probably make this even less on the 900. Unlike larger laptops, I
>> really like to work the eee on battery only. In fact having to carry
>> only this small laptop instead of all the usual accessories is a big
>> plus to me.
>> On a side note, I am thinking of writing a complete article about
>> installing FreeBSD 7.0 on the eeepc, including customizations and
>> optimizations, different installations methods, with links to
>> download ready-built customized kernels etc. Don't know whether it
>> will have any real audience though ;) Most people run some Linux
>> distro on it or even (gasp) Windows...
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> I would be interested in a how to for FreeBSD on the Asus eee
OK, I am already set to write this. My time is kind of limited until the
end of June, but I'll try to start on this ASAP.
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