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  • phoronix
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    ASUS Eee PC 1201N On Linux

    Phoronix: ASUS Eee PC 1201N On Linux

    For the past year my netbook of choice has been the Samsung NC10 as while it shipped with stock Intel Atom hardware like other netbooks such as the Dell Mini 9 and earlier ASUS Eee PCs, the Samsung was built very well and possessed a rather large and well laid out keyboard for only being a 10.6" mobile computer. Catching my attention recently though has been the ASUS Eee PC 1201N netbook, which packs quite a bit of horsepower with offering the Intel Atom 330 dual-core CPU and NVIDIA's ION platform to provide compelling graphics capabilities. The Eee PC 1201N also ships with 2GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, and a 1366 x 768 display that measures in at 12.1". Oh yeah, ASUS claims a several hour battery life for this $500 USD netbook too along with a full-size keyboard. As was alluded to last week, I ended up purchasing the ASUS Eee PC 1201N as soon as it was made available on the Internet. This is now the initial Phoronix rundown on the 1201N for how it works with Ubuntu Linux, including many benchmarks.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=14460

  • Imouto
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    Originally posted by n0nsense View Post
    After "ItIsBetterWithWondows" campaign, Asus (my ex-favorite HW maker) is out of shopping list.
    IMHO, such behavior should be punished by community. Thus I see this review as very bad idea. All this because their ANTI Linux approach. Most companies are not friendly, but they at least doing no harm. Asus and Lenovo are both running campaign AGAINST Linux.
    I think it would be nice to have a poll here at Phoronix to see if people DO want to read reviews of Asus and Lenovo products. If they ban us, we should at least do the same
    The bad here is in fact MS again.
    I saw Dell selling ubunu, Acer selling Meego, but not a single mention of "Linux".
    No computer manufacturers dare to advertise "Linux". They will get BSDMed by MS if they do, e.g. high OEM prices, Linux tax... Look at MS's ads, they attack "Linux".

    Nevertheless, bitches like Asus and Lenovo love to be group f***ed by MS. They sell they future to MS, lucifer. That is why they can never be Apple ( a damn but brave company).

    pseudocode:
    for A_Company in "A_Company recommend Windows 7"
    do
    while (( ! IAmFeelingGood() ))
    do
    Screw A_Company
    Screw Microsoft
    Screw Microsoft again
    done
    done

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  • Apopas
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    Originally posted by foormea View Post
    Why don't you shut up and help instead of polluting the thread?
    You must be joking... I was the only one who, at least, recommended some things to you...

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  • foormea
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    Why don't you shut up and help instead of polluting the thread?

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  • Apopas
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    Yes and since they ship it they have to make it work properly with this specific OS. If they had been shipped it with Linux, obviously everything would work out of the box with Linux...
    So the correct phrase is "ASUS work better with the OS of their preference".

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  • foormea
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    It's not. They ship it with a 7.

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  • Apopas
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    I don't get it... If Linux was preinstalled in their machines wouldn't work fine as well?

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  • not.sure
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    Hoax or not, but obviously ASUS does "work better with windows"..

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  • Apopas
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    No no, I don't even have this netbook. I just find odd such behaviour.

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  • foormea
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    I could try that.
    Do you use it with linux? Do you have the same behaviour?

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