Asus Eee PC is, as expected, getting hacked every which way, and Brit Paul O’Brien has managed to squeeze the bloated Windows Vista onto the little Linux laptop. Using vLite, a tool to customize a Vista install before actually installing it, Paul shrunk Vista Home Premium and put the custom disk image onto a USB stick.
He then booted the Eee from the thumb drive, installed and – here’s the clever bit – shifted the gigabyte-gobbling Side by Side (SxS) directory off the main drive and onto an 8GB SD card. The big surprise is how fast it seems to run. In the video, Vista seems nice and snappy, despite the Eee PC’s 900MHz Celeron processor.
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