Archive for September, 2008

our eeepc – now with eeebuntu!

Monday, September 15th, 2008

today i re-formatted our eeepc 701 to get rid of xandros. Not that i dislike xandros – quite the contrary – however i thought i’d give the ubuntu flavour a go.

So i downloaded the eeebuntu Netbook Remix distro, and followed the guide on making my 2gb usb key bootable with the iso image created on it. The installation went very smoothly as one would expect with a ubuntu-based distro. The “netbook remix” (NBR) is simply a slightly customised version of the eeebuntu distro, in that instead of the bland gnome desktop it has the nifty screen to display the applications etc, just like the normal xandros-based eee, but the way it should have been from the outset.

I must say I’m very happy with it… some minor little bugs such as incorrect alsa settings had to be resolved, but all in all its great. I setup the cpu scaling as well so that it doesn’t get so hot, and added some games (gnome-games, frozen bubble, crack attack) which weren’t installed by default, which the missus loves.

a few screenies (click to view full size)… i’ll probably write a full review in a few more days after using it a bit more:

eeepc eeebuntu screenshot

eeepc eeebuntu screenshot 2

eeepc eeebuntu screenshot 3

eeepc eeebuntu screenshot 4

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