eee PC and OziExplorer

Submitted: Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 14:49
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Has anyone tried Ozi on an eeePC? It seems to be a good travelling outfit with no moving parts - a bit like a big PDA.

I'm not even sure if the Windows version is capable of running Ozi?

If anyone has trialled it I would be interested in your feedback.
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Reply By: turbopete - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 15:04

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 15:04
what is an eeepc
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Follow Up By: DIO - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 17:20

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 17:20
EEE PC Link
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Reply By: Member -Signman - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 15:12

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 15:12
I saw- about 2 months ago- that it was going to come packaged with Windows...if that's the case it would be great For OziExplorer..

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Reply By: age - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 15:13

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 15:13
Hi Travellers

I am running an EEEPC, not with Ozi though, but with Garmin City Navigator, nRoute and Blue Chart Pacific maps. I have removed the Linux install and put on XPSP3. I have upgraded the RAM to 2GB and am running a Class 6 8GB SDHC card as another mounted "hard drive". It is a fantastic little unit. New models coming soon, so you can now buy the original 7G model for under $400. See link below for site with heaps of tips/tricks/modifications/hacks etc

EEEPC User Forum


Cheers


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Reply By: Member - BUCUS (WA) - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 15:55

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 15:55
Been looking at one as well to run Ozi. Just waiting for the boss to release the funds.

They run standard windows Vista or XP. You can even get them loaded with Linux if so desired.

They do not come with a CD/DVD reader but you can always plug a USB one into it.

The only thing that makes them like a PDA would be the Hard drive, other than that they are a baby laptop.
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Reply By: Rod - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 17:15

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 17:15
yes yes yes

I have a new 900 model with the 8.9" screen running ozi with moving map. Works fine. New model 900 comes with Win XP. Have maps on a 8GB SD card in the eeePC.

eeePC runs on 12V from car. No hard drive to get damaged, as all solid state memory.
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Reply By: Paul Grabonski. Vic - Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 21:07

Monday, Jun 16, 2008 at 21:07
has anybody tried using the Bigpond toaster modem model BP3 with 2 aerials and USB on the eeePC with XP.
if can use the Bigpond modem internet explorer and email with Oziexplorer would do me fine.

is the keyboard ok to type on?
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Follow Up By: Rod - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 09:37

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 09:37
Keyboard is cramped. I use full-size USB one at home and persevere with built in one when on the road.
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Reply By: RnR - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 12:21

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 12:21
I'd be interested to know what sort of system you are using to mount them in the 4wd.

Regards
RnR
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Follow Up By: Rod - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 15:57

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 at 15:57
Ram mount arm with a custom aluminium holder. Ram are apparently developing a cradle for the eeePC but not yet available
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