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Ok, not sure how many of you have experience with this EEE-Alike, but here's the quick rundown:



http://h40059.www4.hp.com/hp2133/

Handy Little thing, eh? And Since Im getting one this week, I thought Id make this post to help anyone who doesnt fancy Suse Enterprise, or Vista Business.

Some of the guys on the Ubuntu forums have been working real hard to get this to work.

The Wiki Guide

The Ubuntu Forums Thread

Hope this helps some people. Ill be doing some testing myself this Week with Ubuntu 8.04, Fedora 9, gOS and some others.
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Sounds interesting , keep us updated.
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What the hell? 3-cell batt on the Linux model, but 6-cell on the windows? BS!

Sounds pretty cool, although I've lost hope in HP/compaq since I found out they use ECS in their systems
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Well, Ive just ordered this from Misco.co.uk, so lets see where I go with it when it arrives.

Suse Enterprise 10 as standard isnt too bad...Im sure Ubuntu will be more fun.

Also, yeah, 3-cell is poor. Ill probably get a 6-Cell from HP when they decide to release the thing :/
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i am curious to know how well that VIA cpu holds up next to an Atom...??

I know the new Intel chips aren't out yet, but anyone have an idea??

Keep us updated on the performance of this thing. I'm really interested in getting one of these things.
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i am curious to know how well that VIA cpu holds up next to an Atom...??

I know the new Intel chips aren't out yet, but anyone have an idea??

Keep us updated on the performance of this thing. I'm really interested in getting one of these things.

In order from most powerful to least powerful:

The Celeron 220 (Used on the current intel ITX board)
Intel Atom
The Celeron ULV installed in the EEEs
Via C7 (this is whats used in the Mininote)
Via C3

I'm not sure EXACTLY how much more powerful the EEE's processor is, but the Atom is between 2 and 3 times more powerful than the Via C7 in all aspects. The Celeron 220's ALU is only a tiny bit faster than the Atom's, but its FPU's power is about doubled.

Then of course, there is also the Core 2 ULV processor used in the Fujitsu Lifebook. I am not sure where it fits in the list though.
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hmmm... What makes the Atom preform less than a celeron. I have been looking for info online, but cant really find much on how the atom preforms...
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Its because a lot more of their code is virtualized through software to save space and power.

As a simple example of this, instead of doing (3 x 3), you can take 3 and then loop (+3) two times to get the answer, meaning you don't need the transistors for the multiply instruction. Obviously this exact example isn't actually implemented, but a lot of the more complicated commands are.

Edit: I forgot to add: FPUs are actually the part of the processor least used during normal workstation use if you don't use multimedia, which is why Intel decided to cut out some in the Atom.
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OMG OMG It will be here within the next two hours.

In other news, I had a chance to play with one of these running XP at my place of work (One of my colleagues wanted it installed for his studies).

Despite the amount of Bashing the C7-M has had, it runs XP smoooth.

Now all I need is to get Ubuntu/Fedora on it and im Set.

Will post pics when it arrives
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