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Mr Treasurer’s Eee PC

eee PCYesterday Jules, our Bristol Wireless treasurer, took delivery of a brand new Eee PC. Needless to say, Jules chose a model with Linux – a proper operating system. Moreover, ever since he bought it he has had his nose stuck in reference materials and been hacking it around to customise it to meet his needs.

This morning he sent me the following email, the first part of which I’ve ignored and chosen to interpret in my own particular way:

You might like to tell your Twitter followers that Mr Treasurer’s project to turn his EeePC into a pocket webserver is progressing well ๐Ÿ™‚

Stage 1: after an awful lot of fiddling with packages and dependencies last night, have just got the Eee PC into full KDE desktop mode. It now works a treat and looks just like a proper Linux desktop rather than the toy desktop Asus ship it out with ๐Ÿ™‚

Now proceeding with the LAMP stack install … I’ll document what had to be done on the Wiki, ‘cos it wasn’t bloody well obvious.

Update 14.30 hrs: Jules has just emailed again…

It all works using XAMPP, but a lot of fiddling to make it go on Xandros.

Proof of the pudding in HTML body of this message. ๐Ÿ™‚ A fully functional LAMP stack on a pocket PC ๐Ÿ˜€

Now loading mysql tools ….