Talk:Asus EEE

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It's cheap - but any other laptop could to the same job. Other used laptops may be even better and cheaper. Does thee EEE offer special (gps) hardware or other methods making it superior to OLPC, Cloudbook etc.? Should we name every hardware which might run software for gps tasks? --traut 14:22, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

I don't have an EEE yet, but apart from it being cheap it's very small, already has Linux on it, and needs special treatment because JOSM doesn't cope well with the resolution at the moment. It is also very attractive to the technically-minded crowd which OSM also recruits a lot of people from. If the OLPC was as easy to get as the EEE, we would probably see a Wiki page about it here as well. Not sure about the Cloudbook, it certainly has had much less press coverage. --Colin Marquardt 16:42, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
I expect the XO (OLPC) will get a page once the first OSM'er gets one -- a step-by-step on installing typical OSM applications and GPS connections on Sugar would be a useful addition to the wiki.
My main reason for highlighting the EEE was that its small size, weight, linux compatibility, and low cost make it ideal for lots of mapping uses (e.g. cycling or camping trips) People thinking of buying one may want to know in advance how many of the apps they can expect to run, and how easy they are to install (remember this isn't a 'standard' OS like most used laptops come with Ubuntu or Windows) Ojw 20:13, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
Does Bluetooth work? And is it possible to connect a BT 'GPS mouse'?--Polyglot 21:40, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
It doesn't have bluetooth built-in. (well, most don't...) Ojw 19:06, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

How long does it run from battery while mapping (with which applications)? --Andy 07:57, 12 February 2008 (UTC)