An Eee 901 showed up here recently, and I’ve had a (little) time to play with it.
What an awesome little machine that thing is. The keyboard is better than I expected, and so is the screen.
I got annoyed at the lack of things like Emacs on the default Xandros install, so decided to zap it and install Debian. But first, I wanted to take a backup of it.
I was thinking to myself that this is a Linux environment, but I can’t just boot up a Linux rescue thingy to get stuff off it because it’s not a regular PC.
Oh wait. It IS a regular PC. It is so small that I wasn’t even thinking about it in the right terms. So a little dd, gzip, and nc later I have my backup image.
Debian went on smoothly — booted from a 16MB image on a USB drive. X, suspend/resume, etc. all worked out of the box. Compiled the wifi driver and it works.
This is, I think, the perfect laptop size. Also the price is good, it’s solid… what’s not to love?