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Some software is only capable of running at higher resolutions than the eee's 7” LCD supports. This is especially true of games though it also includes software that contains large non resizeable windows.
Scaling forces the eee to render the screen at a higher resolution, say 800×600, and then squishes the image down to 800×480 to fit on the eee's internal display.
This results in some distortion of the image and some degradation of image quality. The degradation in image quality is most noticeable in text though users have reported being satisfied with the appearance of text at 800×600. In exchange you can now run software that can only be run at higher resolutions. Turning ClearType off will improve appearance.
Current solution only supports 800×600 and 1024×768. It is possible further support will be added later.
You will need to install Windows XP on your eee to attempt this modification. There are many options for doing this. Please see the main wiki page for instructions on how to install alternate OS on the eee.