"I picked up an ASUS eeePC 1000HE for a project I have going. It
has an Atom N280 chip, 1024 x 600 LCD back-lit screen, WiFi,
Ethernet, a VGA port, and three USB ports. I added an extra
gigabyte of memory (bringing the total to 2 GB) and a Logitech XV
Nano laptop mouse. The latest version of eeeBuntu Linux was
installed via a USB memory stick and it runs the Gnome desktop,
Firefox, OpenOffice.org, and the Compiz window manager. Make sure
the Compiz Options -> Loose Bindings setting and the special
window effects will be impressive.
"In spite of the changing netbook ecosystem, I thought it might
be interesting to point out a few one-off uses that my
techno-curious readers would appreciate. While I'll focus on the
Asus eeePC, the topics covered today can apply to any netbook, just
as long as it is running Linux."