Evaluating the ASUS EeepC (900) for use as a cheap. lightweight WiFi laptop for students. Currently it sells for $749NZ, but the 901 is due soon (Double the processor speed and over double the battery life! – same weight & dimensions). It’s Linux OS and simple use of open-source and Web2 tools make it an ideal introduction to the world of Web2 in education.


EeePC screenshot – EeePC Internet based applications – opensource Linux.

  1. Web = Firefox2
  2. Links to Google Tools/Apps
  3. Skype
  4. Messenger = Pidgin
  5. Mail App = Thunderbird
  6. Scripts for Bluetooth (requires additional BT dongle on 900 – builtin on 901)
  7. VODEM script, etc…

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