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Introduction to the ASUS eeePC Gordon Millner Technical Infrastructure Advisor RSC East Midlands

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1 Introduction to the ASUS eeePC Gordon Millner Technical Infrastructure Advisor RSC East Midlands

2 Overview Primary function/Typical uses Interface Applications Technical specifications Technical considerations Useful resources

3 Primary Function/Typical use Typically the ASUS Eee PC should be used as a secondary computing device! Ideal for mobile computing, offering great flexibility Typically used for short bursts at a time Ideal for impromptu collaborative exercises Research on the move Maximising social networking opportunities for those potential uses who find the typical Graphical User Interface (GUI) intimidating (Linux)

4 Interface Microsoft XP, traditional Graphical User Interface (GUI)

5 Applications Microsoft XP MS Works MS Outlook MS Media Player Movie Maker Live Photo Gallery Acrobat Reader 8 IE v6 Antivirus (no and yes) Skype

6 Technical Specifications Microsoft XP or Linux Xandros 4GB SSD Hard drive 512 Mb DDR2 RAM 10/100 Ethernet and WIFI enabled Integral Webcam and Microphone 4 cell battery capable of 8 hours 3 x USB2.0 ports VGA port Microphone and Headphone port SD/MMC card slot Two years manufacturers guarantee

7 Technical considerations Solid state drive – no moving parts Virtually shock proof Virtually no noise 10,000 write cycles (SD card) Turn WIFI off to conserve battery live Skype installed on the MS version Antivirus and updates Turned off by default Installation of additional software Linux Vs Microsoft Multiple browser tabs open may affect performance

8 Useful Resources Linux and XP FAQ -us Eee Pc user forum Skype Beta 4.0 dows/beta / dows/beta /


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