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Surely you’ll miss the effects and animations of your Compiz-Fusion if you get used to Ubuntu and then eventually switched to Windows XP. The rotating 3D effect, which totally amazes your friends who hate Linux. I switched to Windows XP so that not only me can communicate with my Asus Eee.
Well, you’ll not totally miss Compiz-Fusion with Yodm 3D anymore. At least the rotating desktop. Can’t wait to try it!
via My Asus Eee PC
I was really tempted to move try Windows XP when I learned the easiest way (thus far) how to install it on Eee PC. And the fact that installing the latest Ubuntu Eee failed me, I cannot help the temptation. I installed Windows XP nLite version, and I’m planning to install a full version.
Here are the easy steps I’m talking about:
- You need to have USB_PREP8, PeToUSB, Bootsect.exe
- Format your USB Drive.
- Load boot sector.
- Load Windows XP install CD to USB.
- Install Windows XP to Eee PC.
Now to make it easier, here’s the detailed steps. Read more »
While the release of the Eee PC 901 Atom-powered processor has been announced officially (DigiTimes), it’s not the same with 3.5G version. A question during the Press Launch in Manila was raised by Yuga if they are going to release 3.5G version in the future and the answer was clearly NO. But the good thing is, Ethan Hung (Asus Exec) confirmed that 3.5G is already available, though not integrated internally with the coming versions.
Now, if you happen to have the T500 3.5G card for the Eee PC already, here’s how to install it.
Installing in Linux (Xandros)
- Download the .deb package from Asus Support (look under Utilities)
- Copy .deb file to home directory (tip: use XandrosFileManager)
- Open terminal and navigate to /home/user>
- Install the .deb by typing “sudo dpkg –i asus-t500-3gmpt-1.0-9_all.deb” without the quotes and press return key.
Note: actual filename might vary depending on the downloaded version.
- Connect the T500 Card with your SIM Card via USB cable. Wait for a while for Xandros to detect the device. (might ask for PIN)
- Configure APN (depends on Provider)
- Hit the Connect button and enjoy!
Installing T500 3.5G Card on Windows OSes should be much easier. Just download the right drivers and you should be fine.
There’s already a release date for the Windows XP version of the Eee PC 4G. It will sell at $400 on April 9. The unit sports same specs as the 1st version, though, according to LaptopMag , Asus has plan of bundling it with extra 4G SD since Windows XP alone consumes up to 1.8 GB of storage. As previously reported, it sports Microsoft Works.
The screen size is also the same 800 x 480-pixel resolution which causes a lot of scrolling according to LaptopMag. Internet is smooth and there’s no problem with video chatting on Meebo. All in all, they like the XP version.
Watch the full review at LaptopMag.
Engadget: ” … if all goes well for ASUS, they’ll be selling 4x what they did the first time around … “
Over at DailyTech, they reported that Asus is targeting 3.8 Million Eee PC market sales in 2008. Some of the Eee PC will sport Windows XP. It is confirmed that the licensing will be stripped-down version of XP. But still, the price will still be higher than the base cost.
This is a nice figure to target. Asus Eee PC has garnered possitive reviews from different review sites and in terms of mobility, it’s currently one of the best - if not the best.
On the other hand, Asus Eee PC has been a successful project, which Intel and Microsoft embraces. They just love it for it means 3.8 million Intel Processors will also be purchased from them by Asus. Although, not all units will be shipped with Windows OS.
Because it’s Microsoft, you might have undergone so many troubles already with the XP installation on your supposed to be sweet Asus Eee. Here are some tips and tweaks that might help you escape the wrath you suffer.
Thanks to rljaplit of EEE Users Philippines.
Date March 5, 2008, Asus officially announced on their site that they are launching Asus Eee PC pre-installed with Windows XP. They promise that users enjoy an efficient online and work management experience with the incorporated Windows Live and Microsoft Works features.
Asus offers flexibility with Windows XP to seamlessly integrate multiple devices, applications and services. Plus it will sport Microsoft Works. Though, they noted that this won’t be available in some languages.
Some Key Features
- Windows Live Mail
- Windows Live Messenger
- Windows Live Photo Gallery
- Windows Live Family Safety