Windows XP for Asus EEE PC - 31-01-2008 AUSTRALIAN DATE (31-01-08 U.S.A DATE)
This version of Windows XP has been stripped of system components to cater to users of ultra mobile PCs (UMPC) like the Asus EEE. Since UMPCs are often used by their owners as a second or third PC, it is my belief that full Windows XP functionality can be traded for improved memory efficiency, smaller installation footprints, and faster boot times.
The result of this "trimming" is a 89MB ISO (83MB Windows files + 6MB Mozilla Firefox 2.0.11 setup file). The installation of this version is "unattended;" the user will not be prompted for input during the installation. Installation instructions are included in this torrent as a text file.
When installed, this version of Windows XP uses 27.4MB of RAM:
The boot time of this operating system has been dramatically reduced by replacing the default winlogon.exe shell with minlogon.exe, from Microsoft's Embedded XP SP2 operating system.
Wireless Network Connectivity
Ethernet Network Connectivity
Microsoft Office XP, 2003, 2007
SD Card Slot
Plug and Play
Themes (signed & unsigned)
Printing--decreases RAM usage; eliminates the spooler service
Multiple User Accounts--speeds up boot time, property of minlogon.exeWindows
Networking--property of minlogon.exe
16 bit application support--decreases install size
Windows Image Acquisition--decreases RAM usage. prevents direct connection of cameras to the pc via a usb or firewire cable. Note you can upload photos using a USB card reader or built is SD card slot.
Windows Media Player 9--decreases install size. I recommend VLC player by VideoLAN.org
Internet Explorer 6--Plagued by security and nuisance attacks. A Mozilla Firefox 2.0.11 setup file is provided on the ISO/CD
VPN--decreases install size
Windows Firewall--decreases install size, increases RAM. It is my belief that there are better third-party firewall software packages avaiable.