[amsat-bb] Re: eeepc

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Tue Jan 22 20:53:23 PST 2008

On Jan 19, 2008, at 7:02 PM, Eric A, Cottrell wrote:

> Andrew Rich wrote:
>> I am thinking of getting an eeepc and putting perl, predict,  
>> gpredict and
>> tunring it into a sat tracking device.
>> Does anyone know if that would not be possible ?
> Hello,
> It should be possible.  I have one and still in the "setup" phase.
> Besides the built-in Xandros, I also got openSuSE and Windows XP on it
> by putting the OS on SDHC cards.  So far it really works great.  The
> site I used for Eee PC infomation is
> http://www.eeeuser.com/
> There is eeeUbuntu which is an Eee PC customized version of Ubuntu.
> Xandros is a commercial Linux distribution.  The Eee PC version is  
> based
> on Debian Etch.  You have to be careful what packages you use because
> the Xandros version is not exactly the same as Debian Etch.  Asus is
> suppose to release a SDK which should allow easier creation of  
> packages.
> I have not tried adding software sources yet so I do not know what is
> available.  More information is at this link.
> http://wiki.eeeuser.com/addingxandrosrepos

A co-worker has also found that Linux Mint loads nicely on them, and  
in a very small footprint.

I haven't succumbed to the hype (to buy one) yet.  :-)

Nate Duehr, WY0X
nate at natetech.com

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