I've had a number of people PM me about my Eee PC experiences.
PM's stand for Private Messages, and I believe private messages should be for private matters. People's experiences with computers shouldn't be private matters. They should be public matters.
If many people are PM'ing me about my Eee PC experiences, that means many people want to know what my experiences are, and if many people want to know, that means many people would benefit from seeing what those experiences are. If I PM back my experience, only one person sees the experience.
So I'm creating a thread. Please stop sending me PMs about "What's your Eee experience like?" This thread is my answer.
I did a number of blog entries about my experiences:
Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) on the Eee PC
Is the Eee PC for you?
The Eee - a week later
How I’ve made myself at home with the Eee
Sum-up Review of the Eee PC 4 GB 701 Model
If you're too lazy to read those, here's the bottom-line summary:
I have only the 701. I have absolutely no experience with the 900, the 901, or any other version of the Asus Eee PC. I also have tried no other netbooks.
- It's usable and small.
- The keyboard takes getting used to.
- Everything works out of the box with Xandros.
- Xandros isn't as easy to customize as Ubuntu is, though.
- But with Ubuntu the boot times are much longer.