Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ubuntu remix & Asus Eee PC 1005PE 10''/250G 14hr review

Ubuntu remix is awesome. I am simply amazed. I have installed it from a usb key on my new ASUS Eee PC 1005PC and everything works perfectly, yes everything...with a small fix for the wireless interruptions:
  • Wireless (see link to fix flaky + interruption)
  • Bluethooth
  • Sound
  • flash (ex on youtube)
  • hibernate
  • second monitor short key
  • lower intensity screen short key
  • ubuntu one (storage)
  • video
I don't need to carry my AC plug anymore. The battery doesn't last 14hrs but easily 10 hrs, way enough for an entire day. The Atom450(1.66 GHz 512 cache kb) processor performance are acceptable. If I compare heavy cpu neural network training with numpy, it takes less then 5 times the time compare to my AMD athlon 64 (2.8 Ghz + 512 cache). If I normalize the comparison on cpu frequency, it is on 3 times slower which is acceptable. I don't need windows anymore on my laptop, my life will be much pleasant.