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Entries from August 2008

N10, the next generation of netbook from Asus

Friday, August 22. 2008

A French site Blogeee.net posted an exclusive report on the upcoming Asus netbook N10.

The design seems to be an evolution from the EeePC series, but looks more professional.

From the photos, it seems N10 contain features more than a netbook should be:
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • HDMI connector
  • ExpressCard slot
  • Bluetooth
  • Speaker system from Altec Lansing

Reference:
Exclusive Photos of the Non-N10 Asus Eee PC Notebook
Exclu : ASUSTeK N10, le Netbook Ultime ?


eeedownload.asus.com

Wednesday, August 20. 2008

今日無意中在 Google中 search "eee download"發現了一個 eeedownload.asus.com的 website.於是即刻 click入去睇睇有乜野可以 download. 原來可供下載的 program 也不少, 像有  GIMP, Inkscape, MPlayer, Kaffeine Player, Audacity, zsnes 等等...

但可惜的是網站標題注明:

Currently supports OS version 1.1 and up

:(  咁即係我的 701 用唔到

Use EeePC 701 to watch Digital TV channels in HK

Monday, August 4. 2008

Although the processing power of EeePC 701 is low, it should be able to watch H.264 SD Digital TV program in HK. Someone claims it runs smoothly using Windows. But it seems no one tried this on the Xandros Linux platform. The reason why the program provided by Asus cannot playback the H.264 SD TV programs is because the codec is missing (Asus choose not to include it into EeePC).

So, if I can get a H.264 decoder, then the Linux version of EeePC should be able to watch H.264 SD programs too. After asking Google, I found that the VLC media player has build-in support for DVB. Thanks to FOSS :-)

Below shows the screen capture while watching TVB J2. I have use VLC's function to resize the screen output by half, such that I can watch the log and do the screen capture.

Watching TVB J2 on Linux version of EeePC 701

The sound is smooth but the screen sometimes slow/lag.

But for ATV channels, only sound is coming out. :-(


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My Cinema-U3100Mini/DMB-TH on EeePC 701

Sunday, August 3. 2008

Without any changes to the EeePC 701 Xandros Linux, Asus My Cinema-U3100 Mini/DMB-TH can scan out all 13 channels. However, only can playback the 4 basic channels (Jade, Pearl, Home and World). This is expected, as some news

already reported.


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