[CS-FSLUG] EeePC linux distro update?

Ron Thompson rt at radionwt.ca
Fri Aug 22 07:56:37 CDT 2014

Hi Eduardo,

   I'm going to take a look at it again, Slax had always seemed more
   challenging to me than other distributions.  But I also believed it
   was lighter and faster than other options.  Its been years since I
   played with it.

   In the end it will probably come down to choosing an operating
   system that offers software that I'm looking for.

   Thinking about it, Slax has been around for a long time when
   compared to the many Linux variants.

   I wonder if the SSHD is replaceable in the EEEPc, I think it might


          Ron T.

On Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:20:07 -0400
Eduardo Sanchez <lists at sombragris.org> wrote:

> -- Respondiendo a Ron Thompson Sunday 03 August 2014 17.54.42:
> > I'm not one to replace something that does the job that I bought it
> > to do.  I'm checking to see if the batteries are still good on my
> > older EeePC PC 701SD factory loaded with a lightweight version of
> > Xandros.
> > 
> > Its unlikely that I'd find Xandros support anywhere, is there, or
> > are there, distributions suitable for my Eee PC?
> > 
> >    Ron
> You may try some of the Slackware derivatives, such as Slax 
> (http://slax.org). Slax manages to fit a bootable Linux with KDE 4.x
> in little more than 250 MB. It's designed as a live-boot
> distribution, best suited to CD-ROMs or thumb drives, but it can
> certainly made to run from an internal drive.
> As for your EEEPc, my biggest concern would be the condition of the 
> solid-state drive, since as you may already know, they have a limited 
> number of write operations. I would advise to use the computer
> directly from a thumb drive (with a live distro), using another thumb
> drive for storage.
> Blessings,
> Eduardo

Ron Thompson
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