"Some of these will be "remixes" of popular distributions make
specifically for the netbook hardware. Some of them are just the
run-of-the-mill distribution that happens to run perfectly on the
netbook. I will say that the installation of these distributions is
made very simple with the help of Unetbootin. With the help of
Unetbootin, you can place any of these distributions on a USB drive
for easy installation.
"One word of caution: You can put any distribution on your
netbook, but it's not advised. Why? Because of the nature of the
netbook, you need to avoid too many writes to the RAM drive and you
don't need a swap partition. So you'll want to favor distributions
that offer a version specifically for the netbook. You can use a
regular distribution, especially if your netbook uses a standard
hard drive -- but you may have some problems down the road."