Download Eeebuntu OS for Asus Netbook

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A version of Ubuntu designed especially for the Eee Asus Netbook. It is an ideal alternative for those with Xandros as well as for having XP. This new version is based on the latest release of Ubuntu, with built in drivers for the WiFi chipset, graphics, touchpad, webcam and sound. There are also three different versions of Eeebuntu: standard, base and the NBR. The standard includes the version of Ubuntu 8.10 with all the classic applications of third parties (Firefox, OpenOffice.org etc.). NBR is almost the same but with the interface optimized for small screens. Finally the base, as its name suggests, is a basic version without third-party applications include only essential Ubuntu.

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Battery Meter for laptop battery in the task bar

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Are your using a laptop? If yes here is a great tool for your battery, shows minutes that you have till the battery goes empty. BatteryBar is a simple, straight-forward, battery meter that displays your battery status in your taskbar.

When you’re running on battery, BatteryBar shows the percentage bar in:
green (> 40%)
yellow (25-40%)
red (< 25%).

The bar displays the time left on your battery in Hours:Minutes

When charging, the percentage bar is shown in blue to indicate charging, and the estimated time to full charge is shown. The bar turns black and shows "On A/C" when fully charged.

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How do I reset a BIOS password?

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Introduction to BIOS Passwords

The best method to reset a BIOS password depends on what BIOS the computer has. Common BIOS’s include AMI, Award, IBM and Phoenix. Numerous other BIOS’s do exist, but these are the most common.

Some BIOS’s allow you to require a password be entered before the system will boot. Some BIOS’s allow you to require a password to be entered before the BIOS setup may be accessed.

The general categories of solutions to reset a BIOS password are:

  • Using a Backdoor BIOS Password
  • Resetting the BIOS Password using Software
  • Resetting the BIOS Password using Hardware
  • Vendor Specific Solutions for resetting the BIOS Password

Using a Backdoor BIOS Password

Some BIOS manufacturers implement a backdoor password. The backdoor password is a BIOS password that works, no matter what the user sets the BIOS password to. These passwords are typically used for testing and maintenance. Manufacturers typically change the backdoor BIOS passwords from time to time.

AMI Backdoor BIOS Passwords

Reported AMI backdoor BIOS passwords include A.M.I., AAAMMMIII, AMI?SW , AMI_SW, BIOS, CONDO, HEWITT RAND, LKWPETER, MI, and PASSWORD.

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