I’ve been using the Eee PC 701 for almost two years now, and it’s been pretty neat. It’s super portable, and the Windows XP installation has been pretty good to me.
Well, until recently. Sometime after Mozilla rolled out Firefox 3.5, I’ve been getting nothing but constant crashes out of my Eee PC. Switching to Chrome and later Opera helped a bit, but I’ve pretty much lost the ability to multitask. Imagine: I’m doing an article on my Eee PC and I have my IM programs running on my Nokia E63; sometimes I even torrent via my phone.
So I defragged, ran an antispyware and virus scan, and removed a lot of crap from the registry, and somehow XP seems to have stabilized. Still can’t get Firefox to work, though. I might downgrade to FF 2.5. I’m sticking with XP prolly for an extra week or two, but the moment I get another major crash as I write in My Asus Eee PC, I’m switching asap to Crunchbang Lite.
What do you guys think? Do you have any other OS recommendations?