I thought I'd run a few of the many video reviews popping up on youtube.com for the AsusEee PC. This little gadget packs a lot of features for those who simply want an ultra-portable notebook computer for surfing the web, emailing, and editing office documents and spreadsheets. It runs a flavor of Xandros Linux and weighs only a couple of pounds.
The price is about $400.00. And the Eee PC shows you how Linux is being used and adapted in today's computing world. Linux is an amazingly versatile OS!
Although the Asus Eee PC is a neat item, for those who want to try Linux for the first time, I'd suggest getting something a bit more robust such as a Linux Desktop system from KiowaLiux.com.
OneClickLinux recommends the following Linux computer makers:
LinPC.us LinPC.us systems come with PCLinuxOS 2009.1 completely installed and configured as a working desktop. They also ship a LiveCD to restore your system to a like new state. They've installed current versions of Open Office, Mozilla Firefox and ThunderBird along with K3b, gftp, mplayer, streamtuner, streamripper. A nice setup for getting started with browsing the internet, email, office, playing DVDS, MP3s, etc. Once you have your system up and running, you can easily add any application you need. Just open Synaptic, the software manager and install any of 7000 applications available to every PCLinuxOS user.
Gigastrand International. Gigastrand International will build you a Linux computer with Freespire or Linspire Linux pre-installed. Gigastrand built my desktop computer and it's going on three years of great Linux service! If you do purchase a computer from Gigastrand, refer to my agent number GPA2000.
Kiowa Linux Kiowa is a terrific Linux operating system. I use it on my laptop. The folks at Kiowa have taken the very best of Mandriva, tailored it to their own specs, and made it even easier to use.