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Energy/Electricity Storage and Use/Grid Connection => Low Energy Computing => Topic started by: martin on August 22, 2010, 01:50:51 PM

Title: New Puppeee
Post by: martin on August 22, 2010, 01:50:51 PM
My Asus EEE is now (in computer terms) not in the first flush of youth, being over 2 years old - overall it's served me well, and has proved remarkably robust (even the battery pack still works), but the other day, point-blank refused to play Youtube videos, demanding an "up to date browser" - despite innumerabubble attempts, Xandros really didn't want to know about updates or new browsers, and the two tv players wanted a new version of Flash (similar unsuccessful wrestle with Xandros), so not being an uber-geek, decided  on another approach........
Puppy linux now do versions specifically for Asus eees - and using their destructions, downloaded it onto my main computer, loaded it onto a 4gb SD card, and shoved it into the netbook from which it is now running - rock and roll! exhappy:
Highly recommended - I now have streaming media off the net - Youtube, iplayer and itv player are all working,and a new operating system to play with - it's running really fast in comparison to Xandros, which is still there undisturbed should I wish to revert - highly recommended! :ballspin

Title: Re: New Puppeee
Post by: stephendv on August 25, 2010, 08:14:30 AM
Ubuntu also do a netbook specific version, think it has a completely different launch screen more suited to netbooks:

Title: Re: New Puppeee
Post by: Ivan on August 26, 2010, 02:41:10 AM
Interesting. I might give it a go with my EEpc. It has firefox, and it hasn't seen an update in a couple of years - it keeps telling me that no update is yet available - due to the fact that it is some weird form of Xandros which wasn't used for anything else, so no one bothers to write updates.

Title: Re: New Puppeee
Post by: petertc on August 26, 2010, 08:32:39 AM
the old eee that i have given to my son has ubuntu netbook remix on it. i had to put some more memory into it also using the std desk top a maximus was causing issues.  OK it's 2 versions old and i have to do a complete install to do an update as the 4g is not big enough as i have got Gcompris installed on it and other kiddies stuff plus a web proxy so he can find any dodgy sites  so i may look at puppeee and see how it goes.

Title: Re: New Puppeee
Post by: martin on August 26, 2010, 08:48:13 AM ( :ballspin

-the one easy to miss part is to remember to fire up the ".sh" (or".bat" in Windoze) file mentioned in the install destructions before bunging the card in - apart from that. it's pretty plain sailing! :)