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One Year On...,
This review is from: ASUS Eee PC 701 SD-WHI024L Netbook, Linux, 512MB RAM, 8GB SSD (White) (Electronics)
I bought this laptop a year ago and I still love it and use it all the time, its light and very fast for its spec and yes everyone wants a look at it and asks me questions about it when they see it. I had never used Linux before but I found the Xandros OS easy to use with one flaw - the wireless does not connect to WPA-Enterprise connections (connects fine to other networks eg PSK etc). This encryption is used in my University however.
I personally downloaded the Linux OS eeexubuntu (free download)and installed this on my eee instead of Xandros - you get a disk with your eee so you can always reinstall Xandros, this gave me the courage to try another OS (you will need a min 1GB pen drive/SD card to install an OS). It now connects to WPA-Enterprise. I run aMSN (MSN clone for Linux)and the eee's inbuilt webcam and mic work great. I have defiantly been converted to linux, it is extremely fast when compared to XP.
The hard drive is small - I have about 750M left free after I have installed all the programs I use. But buy an SD card to save your files on that. (I bought an 8BG card for mine)
The eee is great for sitting in the living room with or taking to uni/work with you. Power point slides, pdf's and Word/Excel documents look great when viewed full screen and I did all my studying for my exams off of this machine last year. I now also prefer Firefox to Internet explorer because of the add-ons available for it and even use this on my Desktop now.