Eee Box

Eee Box Unboxed

Installing Applications

I will install most of my application pack from a standard 2 GB SD card. There is an SD card slot right in the front panel of the Eee Box, so let's give it a whirl.

The SD card is inserted so that the label is facing the right side of the unit and the corner notch is toward the bottom. First order of business: Install WinRAR so that I can open my application pack.

Installing WinRAR from the SD card is quick and painless. Now let's try some more beefy installers.

I won't bother installing, as it is - for all intents and purposes - identical to StarOffice. I will however install Firefox 3, Pidgin 2.5, and my anti-virus/firewall software.

Firefox 3 installed in no time flat, and Pidgin set up promptly without a hitch. The firewall software followed suit, and everything is ready to go. After hitting the system tray to safely remove the SD card, It's time to reboot.

NEXT: Going Online

Table of Contents

Part 0 - Introduction
* 0-1: Foreword

Part I - Plans and Preparations
* I-1: The Plan
* I-2: The Preparations

Part II - Unpacking the Eee Box
* II-1: Examining the Package
* II-2: Opening the Package
* II-3: Component and Accessory Layout
* II-4: Getting Ready for Setup

Part III - Setting Up for First Use
* III-1: Positioning the Eee Box
* III-2: Hooking Everything Up
* III-3: First Boot-Up

Part IV - Initial Run and Setup
* IV-1: Getting Acquainted with Splashtop
* IV-2: Loading Windows XP
* IV-3: Installing Applications (You are here)
* IV-4: Going Online
* IV-5: Running Software

Part V - The End Results
* V-1: Impressions
* V-2: The Hand-off

Part VI - Conclusion
* VI-1: Afterword

Back Matter