[IAEP] [Marketing] ASUS Eee PC X101 @ $199: A worthy non-XO platform for Sugar?

DancesWithCars danceswithcars at gmail.com
Sun Jul 31 06:50:27 EDT 2011

I'll take some of that back, I'm running it now,
0.90.1 or .2, IIRC, sucrose-0.90
and sugar-firefox-activity
and many more .debs I've not tried,
but am typing in one window on an EeePC (Not X101)

Didn't pull it all in easily, as in give me a whole environment
when asked for sugar, but will see.

My comment was on remembering the state
before, OLPCLC having some issues with Python libraries
not the same in Fedora as Ubuntu,
and some abandoned project(s).
Ubuntu-Sugar-Remix, IIRC,
but the people working on that are probably
on this list and can reply personally/ directly...

I am asked for a Jabber password in the
other desktop environments which seems Odd...

On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 12:28 PM, DancesWithCars
<danceswithcars at gmail.com> wrote:
> re: porting to other distros,
> Ubuntu's has had only limited to slight success...
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 12:10 PM, Christoph Derndorfer
> <e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at> wrote:
>> Asus just posted the specifications page for the X101:
>> http://www.asus.com/Eee/Eee_PC/Eee_PC_X101/#specifications
>> Unfortunately at 28Wh the battery is relatively small so it will be
>> interesting to see what real-time battery life people will report.
>> Christoph
>> Am 28.07.2011 11:17, schrieb Christoph Derndorfer:
>>> FYI: Directron in the United States now accepts pre-orders for the X101
>>> at a price point of $209: http://www.directron.com/x101eu17bk.html?gsear=1
>>> If anyone goes for it please let me know what you think about it,
>>> especially as a platform for education projects. Unfortunately it's
>>> still not available on this side of the big pond:-/
>>> Cheers,
>>> Christoph
>>> Am 30.05.2011 16:55, schrieb Christoph Derndorfer:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> it's still early days but it looks like the ASUS Eee PC X101 presented
>>>> at a pre-Computex press event today could be a good platform for Sugar.
>>>> At a price-point of $199, less than 1kg of weight, and with a 1.33GHz
>>>> Intel Atom CPU this really does look like an interesting product for
>>>> schools, both in developing and developed nations.
>>>> Since it runs Meego I would assume that on the software side of things
>>>> getting other Linux distributions to run on it shouldn't be too hard,
>>>> but others will know more here.
>>>> Engadget has a quick hands-on video of the X101 which might of interest
>>>> to some of you:
>>>> http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/30/asus-brings-out-extra-skinny-eee-pc-x101-running-meego-hands-on/
>>>> Anyway, I'll definitely keep an eye on this one! :-)
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Christoph
>> --
>> Christoph Derndorfer
>> co-editor, www.olpcnews.com
>> e-mail: christoph at olpcnews.com
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> DancesWithCars
> leave the wolves behind ;-)

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