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Nifty tools for your Asus Eee PC

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 151.32.65.77] on July 17, 2008 06:29 PM
I think the best way to fully use the Eee at his potential is to get rid of the Xandros preinstalled distro and put a real Debian or Ubuntu. The Ubuntu MID Edition itself should be easy to tweak in order to run on the Eee and would be really nice to play with. I gave it a try about two weeks ago but it hung at boot.
Distros choice aside, the biggest thing we need to have Linux, whatever the distro, run perfectly on the Eee is someone teaching Linux developers how to design the graphical interface of their software without wasting precious pixels to draw useless thick borders, multiple bevelboxes, giant buttons and other visual obscenities. I won't tell names here, but there are softwares out there whose window won't fit on the Eee screen despite the low number of parameters/information they show.

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