This requires an external USB DVD drive, an XP installation disc with a valid Windows XP key, and the Asus DVD that came in the box with your Eee PC.Asus included a multi-purpose DVD with the Eee PC designed to handle everything from driver installation in Windows, to recovery of the original Linux operating system.Then type in “deb xandros4.0-xn main contrib non-free”, and save your work. With that added, you can now install Gimp (and other applications inside that group).First you will want to refresh your notebooks software list by typing “apt-get update” and press enter inside the same root console.Inside the file manager click on the “tools” option in the menu bar, and select the option to open a console window.In the console window type “sudo bash”, and click enter. Type “nano /etc/apt/sources.list”, which will load a simple text editor to edit this file.
If you don’t change this in the BIOS, and you let the disc stay in the drive, the system will load the recovery portion of the Asus DVD and restore to the original Linux system on each restart.
Not counting the storage limitation, this little machine was as powerful as notebooks four to five times its price.