Asus to stop Shipping Linux version Eee PC in the Philippines

Written by Aldrin Cantos on November 11, 2008 – 9:09 pm -

It looks like Asus do not sell well in the Philippines so AsusTek decided to stop shipping Linux Version of Eee PC in the Philippines. The company will still continue to provide Windows XP version for at least one more year.

Most of the Filipinos I guess are not interested in learning new OS. Maybe because most Filipinos are just starting to learn Windows XP as well, and they are not ready to get overflowing technical knowledge yet. Most Filipinos grew up with Windows XP and that’s also probably one reason why they love XP over Linux. I still hope that the next generation starts to love Linux too.

Are we really not into Linux??? Not me at least.

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Linux boots in 5 seconds on Eee PC

Written by Aldrin Cantos on October 7, 2008 – 6:57 pm -

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Intel developers managed to crack on Fedora and Moblin distros and made them to boot on the Eee PC in 5 seconds. Actual Eee PC model not mentioned, but it has an SSD, to give us a hint. They even had to hold the Eee PC with their hands in front of the audience since the projector is too slow to synch.

We were also able to see the Eee Box boot in under 7 seconds during the the Press Launch but it’s just the Express Gate. Booting in a real Linux OS is different.

Read full story here for more details and technical explanations.

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gOS 3 Beta tries Ubuntu Netbook Remix

Written by Aldrin Cantos on August 15, 2008 – 7:16 am -

The gOS 3 Beta comes bundled with Google Gadgets, which really looks cool, but I still have to try it. gOS is based on Ubuntu 8.0.4.1. gOS is now designed primarily for Netbooks and NetTops, thus, a possible competitor of the Ubuntu Netbook Remix.

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eeextra.com got their hands on GoblinX Mini

Written by Aldrin Cantos on April 13, 2008 – 2:48 pm -

All in all, Goblinx is a nice and easy to use system, with a slackware pedigree garanting a stable and secure environment. - eeextra.com

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Just right before I finished downloading Ubuntu eee Live USB installer, another cool Linux distro came out and added to my list of OSes to try. eeextra.com already got thier hands on GolinX Mini and the review was positive. According to them, GoblinX Mini comes with the following software:

  • Abi Word processor
  • GNumeric Spreadsheet
  • Calendar
  • Firefox
  • Gimp
  • gThumb
  • Pidgin
  • plus some CPU monitoring software…

Not much different with deafult applications that comes with eeexubuntu.

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