“The marriage of true PC functionality with sub-notebook portability at an affordable price makes the Eee PC ideal for a wide range of applications and users. Many folks who have never even heard of alternative operating systems may be turned off by the Eee’s unfamiliar Linux OS, though. The device’s Xandros distribution is by no means difficult to use, and the bundled applications offer all the right functionality. But the alien environment does take some getting used to, especially if you want to be productive.
The vast majority of consumers have little experience outside the Windows world. While some may enjoy learning the ins and outs of a new operating system, I suspect that most would rather get rolling in a familiar environment. It seems Asus agrees, because the Eee PC is now available with Windows XP.”
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Source: The Tech Report
If you are looking for a second opinion on the new ASUS Eee that comes with Windows XP, drop by The Tech Report. Otherwise, if you skipped Ryan’s review of it, go read that one first and then head to The Tech Report. For good or for bad, the hardware layout of the Eee XP is unchanged from the original, the only difference is that it is running XP, not Linux. If you looked longingly at the original, but were scared off by the commitment learning a bit of Linux then wait no more, go out and get one.