Netbooks are small, ultra portable laptops (weighing in at about two pounds) that give you basic computing with long battery life (five to seven hours!). You can surf the web, send email, type a document, watch youtube videos, etc. And the price tag is pretty neat, too. Netbooks cost anywhere from $250.00 to about $400.00 depending on the amount of memory, size and type of hard drive, and the size of the display.
Netbooks come with Windows XP installed. But the really attractive option is that many netbooks come with Linux pre-installed. While these Linux operating systems are quite good (and they boot incredibly fast!), many Linux power users want to "get under the hood" and really open up Linux. They want to unleash its full power and customization qualities on a netbook.
To that end, many in the Linux community have stepped up and offered their own Linux operating system for netbooks. One such Linux OS is Eeebuntu. Based on Ubuntu, Eeebuntu is a full featured and powerful Linux operating system. It's fully optimized for Asus Eee PC netbooks and runs fully configured, ready to run "right out of the box." It's pretty amazing to see it run on a netbook that has a screen measuring no more than eight to ten inches in size. You can see a great video demo of Eeebuntu running on a netbook here.
Once again, Linux and its community of users demonstrate how powerful and adaptable this operating system is.
So, if you're considering buying an Asus Eee PC netbook (or bought one with Windows XP and want to try something really amazing) then get Eeebuntu.
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