Asus originally intended that the Eee PC would have 2 distinct
operating modes, one aimed at beginners dubbed the 'Easy
Mode', the other being targeted at more experienced users. However,
only the 'Easy Mode' is immediately available from the machine, with
the 'Full Mode' requiring some additional software to be downloaded and
The 'Easy Mode' is designed to make using the machine as
as possible. Asus have employed the services of Xandros
to produce a customized interface, using a number of applications that
rely on KDE
3.4.2. The window furniture of each application should be familiar to
Windows users, with minimise, maximise and close buttons being in the
expected top right
hand corner of a window.
At the bottom of the display is a taskbar. This lets
you switch between open applications, show what devices are active,
displays the current time, and other useful information. Here is a
picture of the taskbar in action.
I found that menu screens are sometimes dipped below the
taskbar, making it
difficult to click Next or OK.
The solution to this minor inconvenience is to click the Hide Taskbar
Almost all of the bundled software applications include
informative help documentation.
On booting up the machine, you are presented with a row
of 6 tabs at the top of the screen labelled: Internet, Work,
Learn, Play, Settings, and Favorites. Within
each tab resides a collection of icons that can either link to a
website, file or application. Let's check out each of these
& Favorites Tabs
Last Updated Sunday, January 13 2008 @ 11:12 AM EST