I’ve forgone installing Windows for now, but I have finally decided to ditch Xandros, at least for the meantime. Sure, I’ve been pretty much a Xandros buff since I got my Eee last December. I thought it was the best for the Eee, since the pre-installed build was developed–or at least tweaked by Asus–specifically for the Eee.
However, the biggest gripe I had was with the wireless manager. It took ages for me to discover wireless networks, even those that I frequently used. For my home network, it took about two minutes to connect to the network from suspend, when it took only about ten seconds on Windows, 15 seconds on Ubuntu, and almost instantaneous with my Mac.
And then there’s the issue of updates. I’m not much for new features and all that. But I want something stable and secure. In all likelihood Xandros isn’t the best when it comes to being secure because of far-apart updates.
Also, I’ve been an Ubuntu user for more than a year now, with my ol’ Compaq V2000. So I’m not alien to Ubuntu.
So this morning I started installing eeeXubuntu, based on the instructions found on EeeUser. I ran it direct from LiveCD (with the USB Combo drive I bought along with the Eee). I’m now downloading updates, and later on I’ll be doing customizations.