Fitting An External rpSMA Connector To The Rear Of A Eeepc900
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    funny thing i just got an eeepc 900a

    looks like a good mod--i wonder what aftermarket battery he is using

    btw, for all interested in a 100% compat distro for eee900a, try ubuntu-eee (not eee-ubuntu)

    http://www.ubuntu-eee.com/

    works beautifully--absolutely perfect

    i highly recommend this

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    I've got a 900 bought it a few months ago... While I love the things, the battery is driving me nuts... I'm starting to think it might be an issue I'll have to contact them about... If I leave it sitting not plugged in the battery rapidly drains. I charged it up before a trip... When I arrived at my destination (12 hours later), the battery was dead and I hadn't even turned it on.

    The mod that I figure I'll probably do first is to upgrade it to 2GB RAM.

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    For the eee, you have to unplug the battery and store it separately when you are not using it-- for some reason, something is still using power when you leave it in. I have a case for my eee and I store my battery in a different compartment and it keeps its charge that way.

    I don't like the default Xandros mainly because Asus dictates how they want the partitions set up (leaving no space for anything) and I hate the easy mode interface--not to mention all the packages are outdated.

    With ubuntu-eee, you get a fresh interface called Netbook Remix with all sorts of effects and translucency for no performance drop not to mention the ability to easily switch to a default desktop). Second you get the up to date ubuntu repositories so nothing is out of date--including firefox and security fixes. Thirdly, I get to set up my partitions (leaving me 1.9 gigs of space versus the 500 mb with xandros on my 4 gig solid state). Lastly, with ubuntu i can configure it how i want.

    I suggest mounting the /var logs to ram with fdisk to save writing to the ssd and turning off unneeded services. Ive found the 1 Gb ram to be plenty. The atom processor is definitely the coolest little processor out there right now--great performance with the least power of any needed.

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    My 900 still has the 900Mhz Celeron M, a buddy of mine was doing some research and found that in many cases the 1.6Ghz Atom performs worse than the 900Mhz Celeron.

    As for space... I have a tendancy to modify where things go...

    Having 4GB for /, /boot, /var and /usr was more than enough... I use /home for most things.

    /home/<username>
    /home/src
    /home/svn
    /home/usr <-- everything is compiled under this and it exists in my path.

    I also just stay away from easy mode.. although I like having the option for when others want to use it.
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    The atom sometimes is a little slower compared to the celeron, but in terms of power consumption it out performs it in everything by a vast majority--which is what i like so much about it.
    i heard with the celeron some people were getting only 90 minutes ( not sure how many cells ) on their battery. With my atom, im getting easily 4 hours browsing with the resource hog formerly known as mozilla

    I never thought of mounting the var logs and such to RAM before getting this eee, but its a great idea for people with solid states.

    What i wanna know is what battery the guy in the mod article is using--i should go for that

    Are you using swap HTregz?
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    Holy crap that is a good deal! Thanks oofki
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    Np :-P

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