Looks great, I very much expect this will help Linux into the mainstream. I'm actually a Windows man, but I've always been a fan of the Linux open source ideals and would love to see the Eee desktop do well.
Asus will finally launch the desktop version of its elfin Eee PC early next month. Once dubbed the E-DT, the unit is set to retail as the Ebox, we understand. The rather Wii-style Eee will incorporate a 2GB of memory and a 160GB hard drive, we hear, but for now Asus is keeping the full spec to itself. Asus Ebox Asus' Ebox: …
Looks interesting, but aren't Asus going to hit problems with the name Ebox, in a similar way to the Mighty Mouse TM debate? Ebox was used by Evesham Technology/Geemore/Time/Tiny/(Whoever owns that company now) a few years ago... not sure their current trading position but they seem to have one advertised on their website...
I can't quite put my finger on it but there's something thats not quite right with the pictures of these desktop Eees. Something about the pictures of the laptops that made them look much more eye catching than the desktop variety.
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As the happy owner of a EEE 701, I like the idea of an equivalent approach to desktop computing, but it looks like the Linutop crowd got there first (I'd never heard of them, but a mate working for Blackwater in Ireland says they've started rolling them out in at least one office...)
So these Eee-pc things are sort of a solution in environments where money is scarce and pc's are needed. I do IT at a rich-ass private school in South Africa, one that invests significantly in it's IT. We are constantly looking for new solutions for desktop computing at the school. We got 2 Eee-pc 4g's last Friday to see if it could help us with our constant lack of computers which occurs due to old computers eventually getting to the point where they should be pushing up the daisie-chains(hehe). They work great, but we do need to have some hard drive space for profiles to be stored locally, so 4gb is just too little, and it will be ages till we see the better eee's in our country.
We are getting 30 thin clients this week, which will be used in labs and for troubled users who can't seem to keep their pc working for longer than 2 days. But I really think these boxes would work better for us. 160gb is more than our newest HP compaq desktops have,and they are top of the line. For a school these could be a cheaper solution, and maybe with smaller hard drives, as we don't need that much storage. Anything that will make the cost lower, as long as the hard drives are 40gb or more, 80 would be ideal. This way more schools in poor countries might be able to afford computers, since even our client, as rich as they are, expensive is not an option.
As for the 160gb box, i do agree, perfect for the tv room:)
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