Reader Rico gave us a tip the other day regarding Ubuntu Eee. According to the Wiki,
Ubuntu Eee is not only Ubuntu optimized for the Asus Eee PC. It’s an operating system, using the Netbook Remix interface, which favors the best software available instead of open source alternatives (ie. Skype instead of Ekiga).
Sounds good. I tried eeeXubuntu back when I was experimenting with Linux, and I was a bit satisfied; however it was lacking quite a few features (even after lots of modding and hacking). I eventually switched to XP, but if I ever get tired of XP I will definitely use Ubuntu Eee. It is nice to see the Linux community create netbook-specific OS’s and if Microsoft doesn’t step up, they will definitely lose to Linux in this category.