Items tagged with Eee PC

Earlier this week we reported that a disgruntled Eee purchaser was considering taking ASUS to court over alleged GPL violations.  Those supposed violations stemmed from the alleged failure to provide complete source code for the software on the Eee PC in an accessible manner & location.  As we initially suspected, it appears to have been an oversight."Asustek stated that it has always respected the spirit of the GPL and the failure to make the source code available was due to an omission by one of the company's software technicians. The company is working on publish all the related source code onto Linux forums and will provide downloads, it added."This isn't the first time that... Read more...
We haven't been shy about our love for ASUS's new ultra-portable laptop, the Eee PC.  Thus we were a bit surprised to hear that new Eee PC purchaser Cliff Biffle is threatening legal action over the alleged inclusion of proprietary software and hardware that may be in violation of the GPL.“Biffle decided to disassemble the software -- which is permitted under the GPL -- and found that the asus_acpi kernel module was modified from the Linux 2.6.21.4 version. While the modification itself is permitted, in order to comply with the regulations of the GPL, ASUS has not published its modified sources, retained prior module attribution (name, version, and author) and has apparently stripped... Read more...
While HH takes a firm stance against piracy and EULA-violations, we are extremely impressed that somebody managed to get OS X 10.5 working on a brand new ASUS Eee PC.  Strangely enough, the biggest technical roadblock seems to be getting Leopard to run happily on a CPU that doesn't support SSE3.Leopard runs a bit sluggishly on the Eee, but some users have reported that Tiger runs well“...For those worried that they will destroy their eeePC - You shouldn’t. Aseus encourages you to install Windows, which requires you to destroy the default Linux setup. They created an awesome bootable restore DVD which you can use restore the machine to factory settings at anytime. Just like brand new.The... Read more...
Bigger isn't always better, and nowhere is that more evident than in the growing UMPC market.Still, there are some users who seemed to want a 10” screen on the ASUS Eee PC, and thus a rumor was born.  Well it appears that it's rumor squashing time, according to this Q & A, a 10” Eee PC isn't in the cards at this time:“I contacted ASUS to find out if the rumors were valid and this was the response:We will have 8G with the same form factor and 7” screen size as the Eee PC 4G now.  There are no plans for 10” at the moment.  Eee PC 8G expected MSRP is $499.99 USD.”Despite not getting a nearly 50% increase in screen size, we're still very impressed by the Eee PC.... Read more...
Hype, we all know the drill.  We've seen it many times before.  There's only so much commotion you can digest before you start to wonder if something is as good as it's played up to be.  Such is the case with the highly anticipated Asus Eee PC.  In fact, this product has been easily the most researched and searched-upon product in the HotHardware.com content database in many years.  Some speculate that this new ultra-mobile PC or UMPC, if you're the acronym-loving type, is an answer to the competitive call of the OLPC XO-1 notebook from the One Laptop per Child organization.  We would offer that this just isn't so. In the pages ahead, we'll give you a detailed... Read more...
Hype, we all know the drill.  We've seen it many times before.  There's only so much commotion you can digest before you start to wonder if something is as good as it's played up to be.  Such is the case with the highly anticipated Asus Eee PC.  In fact, this product has been easily the most researched and searched-upon product in the HotHardware.com content database in many years.  Some speculate that this new ultra-mobile PC or UMPC, if you're the acronym-loving type, is an answer to the competitive call of the OLPC XO-1 notebook from the One Laptop per Child organization.  We would offer that this just isn't so.   In the pages ahead, we'll... Read more...
Asus made quite a splash at the Computex show last week with the introduction of their Eee PC, a low cost, highly portable machine slated to compete with the OLPC project. At price points of $199 and $299 for 4GB and 8GB Solid State Flash drive-equipped models, respectively. This exclusive first-ever hands-on showcase of the machine shows the two interfaces of its Linux-based operating system as well as its modes of operation, pre-installed open source Office software, and other applications like Skype. Head on over to the site and check it out...Asus Eee PC Hand's On Preview... Read more...
One of the biggest news stories out of this year’s Computex wasn't of a new chipset, GPU, or graphics card, but rather of the announcement of the ASUS Eee PC, a small, slim, and light portable computer that is priced at $199. Introduced by Jonney Shih, Chariman and CEO of ASUS at Intel’s keynote address the first day of the show, the Eee PC has already made headlines world wide.   The Eee PC’s main competition is the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project that originally aimed to bring to market a laptop priced at $100 for children in developing countries. However, the OLPC project has seen numerous delays and even a price increase to the $170 range.... Read more...
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