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Easy Peasy

April 24, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun

Easy Peasy

Easy Peasy seems to be interesting enough for me to try it out — if I could download the iso without a hitch.  It’s going to take me more than an hour to get the iso and I just hope that everything will work fine.  The review on Cooking with Linux makes me want to try it out.  It sems to have Skype — something I’ve never really gotten to work quite right.
Things that got me interested in Easy Peasy:

Skype (the need to call up people abroad makes it necessary for me)
multimedia codecs
wifi
graphics

Also, the blogger mentioned that Easy Peasy seems …read more

WPA without ndiswrapper on Xandros (for Asus EEE)

May 1, 2008 by Clair Ching  
Filed under General

WPA without ndiswrapper on Xandros (for Asus EEE)

Timelady gave me a lovely link for all you Asus EEE users out there. It’s a guide on configuring WPA on Xandros.
What does it involve?

Removing the WPA supplicant installed by default.
Installing WPA supplicant from the Debian repositories.
Installing MadWifi drivers.
Creating wpa_supplicant.conf_MINE
Creating a new network configuration.
Making sure that you fix the network monitor icon.

The steps are all there and you just need to follow them one by one.
Hope that helps you with your wifi needs! All thanks to the people of the EEE User wiki and Timelady.

Win an Asus EEE via Laptop Mag

April 24, 2008 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Announcements

Win an Asus EEE via Laptop Mag

I saw a promo on Laptop Mag that they are giving away an Asus EEE if you answer their survey. The contest applies only to US residents though.
Some questions on the survey are about comparing the OSes on the Asus EEE. Even if you’ve never owned one, it’s ok. There are what-if-you-owned-an-asus-eee type of questions so there’s not much risk for you.
It’s hitting two birds with one stone: get your opinion heard through the survey and join a contest. How can anyone resist that?

Want to overclock your Asus EEE?

April 12, 2008 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun

Want to overclock your Asus EEE?

Overclock your Asus EEE
Lilliputing has a tip for all you Asus EEE fans and users out there.
If you’re running Xandros, you can check out EeeControl. The latest version of the Ubuntu Script Pack should have you covered if you’ve installed Ubuntu. And for Windows users, there’s Eeectl.
But there’s a warning that you might be sacrificing your battery life if you want to do this to your EEE. Another problem you might encounter is the heating up of your EEE. It could be important for you to have a longer battery life so you might want to stick …read more

TV Tuner for the Asus EEE

April 10, 2008 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun

TV Tuner for the Asus EEE

A Hong Kong magazine was reported to have tested TV tuners for the Asus EEE. The drivers are for My Cinema U3100 Mini DVB-T and DMB-TH tuners. The article about the TV tuners was talking about how it worked:

…HDTV channels broadcasting in this format won’t play on Eee. Other channels sent over in MPEG-2 were played back properly. One caveat is that software doesn’t come with recording function…
Well, it’s been designed for learning and surfing, not really much for entertainment purposes (and it really isn’t so much fun to watch on such a small screen, if you ask …read more

Asus EEE lovin’

February 16, 2008 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun, laptops

Asus EEE lovin’

Everytime I hear or read someone’s happy review of the Asus EEE with the bundled Linux, I can’t help but smile. And I also say to myself that these people are the reason why manufacturers musn’t limit themselves to bundling their computers with Microsoft Windows Vista or XP.
As Richard Ingram says on Palm Addicts:
I am not quite that adventurous. I don’t even have any plans on installing WindowsXP. I am having too much fun exploring the default Linux OS. I am also staying with the default tabbed desktop for the forseeable future. It does everything I …read more

NotebookReview.com reviews the Asus EEE again

February 4, 2008 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun, laptops

NotebookReview.com reviews the Asus EEE again

They reviewed the Asus EEE PC again and they don’t regret giving it the Editor’s Choice Award. Indeed, they emphasized the appeal of the ultraportable: it’s affordable and you could do the basic stuff that you want. It wasn’t really meant for heavy duty working. If you want something like that you could try some of the regular laptops.

The truth is you can get a much more powerful laptop for the same amount of money if you’re willing do deal with a larger notebook. However, no other laptop on the market gives you this much …read more


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