Eee 701 Planetoid

2009/12/23

A new OS: booting Eeebuntu from a USB optical drive

Filed under: Linux, Software — Tim @ 18:47
Asus Eee 701 running Eeebuntu 3.0 booted from an external optical drive

Asus Eee 701 running Eeebuntu 3.0 booted from an external optical drive,
originally uploaded by tawalker.

Well, as you can see from this photo I uploaded to Flickr, the USB CD/DVD drive has now arrived, and using it, I have successfully booted Eeebuntu on my 701.

First impressions are very positive: Eeebuntu looks very slick indeed, and they appear to have gone for a hybrid GNOME/MS Windows Vista look for the desktop, using the Compiz system to provide the “eye candy”.

I think I will almost certainly end up replacing the Eee/Xandros Linux on my 701 with Eeebuntu, and will write more on this as it happens, but I thought you’d appreciate seeing the initial results.

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