"The typical netbook is user friendly because it's wrapped in an
attractive shell. The Aspire One's brash home menu, for example,
could guide anyone to their email. But that comes at the cost of a
bit of freedom; your netbook is much more than it appears out of
the box. It really is a fully-fledged PC - so check out our tips to
help you get the most out of your low-cost laptop.
"1. Grab some Linux games
Whichever netbook you're using, there are games to suit. Try
Wormux, a decent Worms clone; Torcs, an open-source racing
simulator that really emphasises the simulation aspect; or Frozen
Bubble, a Linux stalwart which apes the classic Bust a Move games.
You're not just stuck with clones: Quake III, the classic shooter,
has a Linux port which runs surprisingly well on a netbook."