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Old 02-01-2008, 08:28 PM   #29
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I will use the linux system on the Eee PC for awhile, but will probably install XP as many other people have done. But who knows, I may get to like this linux thing.
I read that Windows is NOT compatible on the Eee.
http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Product=4211687
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:33 PM   #30
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People have both XP and Vista running on it! http://www.modaco.com/content/Asus-Eee-PC-...t-and-it-works/

And then there's this: http://clumpc.com/?p=30
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:45 PM   #31
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People have both XP and Vista running on it! http://www.modaco.com/content/Asus-Eee-PC-...t-and-it-works/
And then there's this: http://clumpc.com/?p=30
Thatís cool. Thanks.
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:38 PM   #32
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I just today got set up with the WaveRV 11 from Radio Labs.. it is a long range wireless USB adapter and is suppose to pick up wifi from 1 mile away.. we shall see!!!

also hooked up a battery to recharge as i drive from my main battery and added a 400 amp inverter so i can now officially be online as i travel if all goes as planned

i leave on sunday southbound from Oregon to Mexico so should make the drive more enjoyable..
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:15 PM   #33
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I just today got set up with the WaveRV 11 from Radio Labs.. it is a long range wireless USB adapter and is suppose to pick up wifi from 1 mile away.. we shall see!!!

also hooked up a battery to recharge as i drive from my main battery and added a 400 amp inverter so i can now officially be online as i travel if all goes as planned

i leave on sunday southbound from Oregon to Mexico so should make the drive more enjoyable..
Youíre scaring me. Those distances are in optimal situations, ie: across water like lakes. Also, youíre not talking WiFi while driving are you?
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:17 PM   #34
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I read that Windows is NOT compatible on the Eee.
http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Product=4211687
You can get either XP or Vista (with tinkering) to run, but of the two XP takes up less valuable memory and runs faster on the Eee's little 666Mhz processor. Mind you (despite earlier comments), I really don't have an operating system religion or crusade (I have four Windows systems in the house, a Mac, and Linux system, too) , but I don't think running Windows XP/Vista is a great choice on the Eee. It's not that the OS can't run on the Eee, but that almost any Windows-compatible application you buy these days seems to think that RAM, disk space and CPU are unlimited resources, and on the Eee, they just aren't.

This isn't true of every Linux app, but most Linux Open Source groups do tend to put out tighter applications, so you can fit both the operating environment and a tassle of open source applications into the 4GB built-in memory space of the Eee. I find that's kind of nice because that way I can soft link my 8GB SD card in as the "My Documents" folder and store all the text-based files I've ever created/saved plus all the digital photos I've decided to keep on the SD card. Then, when its time to back everything up I just plug it into my Windows laptop and sync the files using FolderMatch. The only thing I don't have space for are my videos and music files.

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Peter: You make a lot of sense, Thank You.

Is there a Linux Quick Books clone? I'm guessing there isn't. My wife uses that a lot.
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Google "linux quick books" and you may be pleasantly surprised!
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:46 AM   #37
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Not to turn this into a complete Asus Eee PC thread, but I can't stop, here's a review. http://www.tomsguide.com/us/asus-eee...view-1026.html
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:48 AM   #38
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Ok guys enough techie talk , and tell me what I need in layman term to set up a Wifi connection. I just got a new Toshiba Laptop and most the places we camp at in Branson have free WiFI services. Or I can go to StarBucks . This is all new for me.
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Your laptop probably has built-in wifi so you just need to find a hotspot and get your first connection. So first, is your laptop so equipped?
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Not to turn this into a complete Asus Eee PC thread, but I can't stop, here's a review. http://www.tomsguide.com/us/asus-eee...view-1026.html
I guess it does Patrick. I just got the laptop last weekend and haven't look around to see what it does have. On the front inside said it has Realtek wireless, thats the connection right ?
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Patrick, I need wireless for dummies ! I found the lil switch on the front for the wireless antenna. So guess it does. Thanks for your response.

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Patrick, I need wireless for dummies ! I found the lil switch on the front for the wireless antenna. So guess it does. Thanks for your response.
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Take a look at your computerís features list that came with it. If it says 802.11 (there will be a letter after the numbers like 802.11g ) it has WiFi.
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