I recently downloaded an ISO of eeeXubuntu and was able to create a Live USB out of this. And running it via Live USB, I’m rather impressed. It’s much snappier than the default Xandros. However, tempted as I am to wipe out my current install and replace it with eeeXubuntu, I noticed these few quirks:
- Longer bootup time (okay, I’m running a Live USB and it’s unfair, but nothing compares to Xandros’ snappy bootup)
- An annoyng “Your battery may be broken” message upon startup
- Wireless reception is weaker – on Xandros, my home network is always at 100%. On eeeXubuntu it varies between 100 to 75%
And in the few months I’ve had my Eee, I’ve done various tweaks to the system that made me very comfortable with the current install. On eeeXubuntu it’ll probably take me some time before I get to tweak the system to a level where it feels right for me. Also, if it’s not broken, don’t fix it, right?
Well, that was until I saw these pictures posted on the EeePH.com forum of a user who managed to install eeeXubuntu and Compiz Fusion:
So sorely tempted, I am.
So now, those Eee users who managed to switch to eeeXubuntu already, I ask you: is switching to eeeXubuntu worth it? I’d like to get opinions.