Eeebuntu: The perfect netbook OS
Recently, I purchased a Linux-based EeePC. I bought it for easy “packing” so I could have the means to write in serious “go mode.” It worked well but there was something that bothered me a bit - the pre-installed OS. Now, don’t get me wrong, I think the flavor of Linux put on netbooks is serviceable…at best. But to be honest, I am surprised at the choice Asus made using Xandros. Why? Well, it is somewhat limiting and has next to zero on the “fun factor.”
Now when your new Eeebuntu netbook boots up you will have a far superior user experience than you did with Xandros. Not only can you configure your netbook, you can install and remove applications as well. And if you install the standard version, all of a sudden your netbook has become a standard desktop. No more “netbook interface” with nothing but tabs and child-sized icons. I did happen to download and install the Netbook Remix because I wanted to see what it had to offer. I was so impressed with the layout and simplicity that I left it on the machine.