Not counting the storage limitation, this little machine was as powerful as notebooks four to five times its price.
The Xandros Linux environment could be expanded with more traditional programs, and better yet this device could fully support Windows XP out of the box.
After a while, I could see that the original operating system was difficult to keep updated, so I decided to install a new operating system.
In 2010, I installed an operating system called Easy Peasy (based on Ubuntu, a Linux-based operating system) and used that for a while.
You Tube user Red Fathom pointed a hot air gun at the bottom of the motherboard to loosen the original chip, pull it off, and replace it with a new processor.
The replacement chip is a 1.6 GHz Intel Pentium M LV 778.
Disclaimer: The following instructions are tested on some Eee PC models. (FAT32 formatted 8GB non-partitioned USB stick was used). Insert the USB stick and the BIOS update proceeds automatically. ROM to a FAT32-formatted 1G (no need to create neither FAT32-type nor 16MB-sized partition) noname USB-stick. ROM", since the 1006 revision of the BIOS for the "900 Linux" model is shipped with a filename of "900-ASUS-1006. I used succesfully a freedos live usb ( with bios .
To see a list of models and there upgrade results scroll down to the "Tested Models" section. Try not to look at it for the several minutes that it appears to be doing nothing. Upon reboot it will request to press F2 to go into setup, as it detects the change in BIOS. Inserted stick into 701SD and hit powerbutton, then Alt F2. ROM and the asus afudos utility (ftp://dlsvr01com/pub/ASUS/mb/flash/AFUDOS236.zip).
ROM" no matter what FS-type, partition-size, USB-stick and USB-port you use, there is another method to flash the BIOS.
If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.
If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.
You could see mentioning of this program if you tried to open image files, but it was a dead link that would introduce you to a helpful error stating “Could not find the program ‘The’”.
Needless to say it got our hopes up, but left us wanting more.