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zmjjmz
June 26th, 2008, 03:00 AM
From the looks of the press release (http://www.asus.com/news_show.aspx?id=11854) on it, they'll only be offering XP.
Does this seem right? I was pretty sure it'd have Linux too :/

lisati
June 26th, 2008, 03:02 AM
Seems a Linux version has already been done: check out http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/4862f847006c3c9c273fc0a87f3b06c3/Product/View/XC5818

zmjjmz
June 26th, 2008, 03:04 AM
The Asus Eee Box, not the EeePC.
It's the <strike>Wii</strike> desktop version of the Eee.

tbroderick
June 26th, 2008, 03:24 AM
From the looks of the press release (http://www.asus.com/news_show.aspx?id=11854) on it, they'll only be offering XP.
Does this seem right? I was pretty sure it'd have Linux too :/

I think they said Windows version first, then followed by Linux version. I'm looking at getting one.

Joeb454
June 26th, 2008, 03:55 AM
I heard that too

barbedsaber
June 26th, 2008, 04:53 AM
I am incredibly glad to hear that they ares starting to use intel atom. Celeron's use more power than you would believe.

isaacj87
June 26th, 2008, 07:13 AM
Yeah, I've read the Linux version will come soon after. Check this link to see some tasty new pictures of the eeeBox and some cool info on it. The site is in German (I think), but the pictures say a lot! The eeeBox is apparently coming in 4 different colors. If the price is still going to be under $300 (last I heard it was $269), I'm definitely going to pick up one of these bad boys. I also like how a TV tuner is built in. I would like to the know the source of the photos too and where they got all the "official" info.

Here's the link: http://www.eeepcnews.de/2008/06/25/offizielle-eee-box-fotos-und-daten/#more-925

F1y3r3
June 26th, 2008, 07:47 AM
I was looking at getting one too, but with XP, gigabyte lan AND 802.11n (why would anyone need both?) it's going to be quite expensive. So Intel's D945GCFL seems to be a better choice now. It's cheaper, you don't have to buy gigabyte lan if you will use only 802.11n and you get good linux support from intel. Atom uses less power than celeron, but it's slower as well. It's really slow. Well, fast enough to run linux, but with all security apps on will it play 720p? Why did they put relatively expesive 802.11n and gigabyte lan, but only 80gb hdd?

gn2
June 26th, 2008, 07:49 AM
According to a report I read, these devices are quite noisy.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article841-page1.html

F1y3r3
June 26th, 2008, 08:39 AM
According to a report I read, these devices are quite noisy.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article841-page1.html
I agree, 25db for intel atom is quite noisy. Maybe it's a chipset cooler? Intel's D945GCFL has the same problem, CPU is cool and there's no need to put a fan on it, but the chipset is hotter and won't be stable enough without a fan on it :D So if you think it's too noisy you may turn the fan off or buy VIA epia motherboard (passive cooling = 0db) and a nice mini-itx case from ebay. For 269$ Eee Box seems like a great deal, even if it doesn't play HD video.