I splashed out and got myself a netbook last weekend; it’s a Asus Eee PC 900. I’ve taken a liking to the Eee pc since it was launched because of its form factor, but the screen on the 700 was too small to be usable. The 900 has fixed the screen size issue and has kept the same form factor and light weight.
I opted for the 20 Gigabyte Linux version but I didn’t enjoy using Xandros with its quirky ICEWM, plus my wife is now Ubuntised. So I quickly decided to install Ubuntu 8.04 which I have been loving. The installation process is fairly easy and involves creating and booting from a Ubuntu USB flash drive. You need to then perform quite a few tweaks, all of which are made easy due to many helpful instructions from others who have already been there.
I reckon my new netbook running Ubuntu is way cooler than a Macbook Air. Plus it was slightly less than 20% of the price!