Today I called ASUS Notebook Support because I have read conflicting--most likely outdated--information regarding what upgrade and what usage is covered by the Eee PC's warranty. I kind of have a problem running a non-journaling filesystem on a laptop. It just seems like a very bad thing.
This is basically what I found out:
* 2 Year Hardware Warranty
* 6 Month Battery Warranty
* ASUS is not responsible for for software misconfiguration, such as troubleshooting an alternative operating system.
* ASUS Support will help you restore your Eee PC to its default Xanadros Linux state.
* Installing 2GB SO-DIMM will not void your warranty.
* Operating system and program disc writes, referred to by ASUS Support as "normal computer usage," does not void your warranty. This means using swap, pagefiles, persistent system logs, programs that do heavy disc writes, and modern journaling filesystems like NTFS, ext3, and reiserfs will not void your Eee PC's hardware warranty.
A few more details here:
Asus Support on warranty details. 2GB RAM, journaling, swap: all ok.
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