Canonical, sponsor of the Ubuntu project, announced on Thursday that Ubuntu is now available pre-loaded on the new ASUS Eee PC
When relatively small player Asus released its Linux based Eee PC
701 three years ago, it created a sensation that had rival PC makers scurrying back to their electronic drawing boards.
The Eee PC
1018 Series, which is less than one-inch thick, features a lightweight (1.1 kg) aluminum chassis.
Asus Eee PC
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The lightweight ASUS Eee PC
1005HA notebook is easy to carry anywhere for the on-the-go workers.
The category took off when Asus introduced the Eee PC
in 2007, and today top vendors including Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Acer and Lenovo offer netbooks.
Trend Micro has signed an OEM agreement with ASUS to bundle its flagship consumer product Au Trend Micro Internet Security Au on select ASUS laptops, desktops and premium Eee PC
models shipped globally.
Most netbooks often tend to be little more than rebadged version's of the Asus Eee PC
range or a variation on MSI's Wind, with 10in low-resolution screens and an Intel Atom processor.
ASUS EEE PC
1008HA SEASHELL The Eee range has gone from good to enviable and is user-friendly, even for tech tyros.
For the third quarter, the company said it aims to ship about 1.8 million notebook PCs, about 1.5 million of its Eee PC
line of netbooks and about 5.5 million to 6 million motherboards, Asustek said in a statement.
The prominent Mobile Devices panel noted that the Eee PC
1008HA Seashell is "very easy to carry", "has one [of] the largest [LED-backlit displays] in its category", and is "powered by the Intel Atom N280 processor, the very best in the field" - concluding with a ringing endorsement of the Eee PC
1008HA Seashell's superiority on the form, function and fashion fronts: "If you want to have the most powerful netbook, and the most fashionable one, the ASUS Eee PC
1008HA Seashell is your bestchoice." The full write-up can be viewed at www.eisa.eu/awards/mobile.