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A Review of the ASUS Eee PC with Xandros Linux pre-installed

Feb 20, 2009, 22:31 (0 Talkback[s])

"On the first power up (out-of-the-box) you are asked a few questions which will set up your login profile (i.e. name and password). At first glance all seemed pretty smooth. I have a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, a 20GB SSD, etc. The wireless signal being broadcasted was picked up and connected without any problems. I was good to go, right? Well, not really.

"When I first shut it down, it did not shut down properly. The screen went black after a few seconds but the PC was on and stayed on. I had to manually press down on the power button to force a hard shut down. I have yet to experience this behavior since the first and only time. After searching on the net I found that this was an extremely common problem.

"The webcam and bluetooth have been disabled by default and it baffles me to think that ASUS is attempting to build a user friendly environment which may require a user to travel into less than familiar territories such as the BIOS to enable it."

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