I have always been a huge fan of Ubuntu, seeing how it grows and how it gets better and better you will be so amazed.
The recent 9.04 Jaunty Release is really nice and a lot of great improvements.
I have always want to install Ubuntu on my Asus EEE S101 and tried BOTH eeebuntu & easy peasy. However they both do not have the full support features of my netbook.
Finally the original Ubuntu starting to support netbook and have a special release for its netbook remix.
I immediately download the iso and install on my netbook.
I have set it up in a way so that the core system (/) uses up the whole 16G SSD and format as the new ext4 file system.
I then partition the /home (10G) /swap (4G) /tmp(2G) on my 16G SD Card
The result, can't complain, with the new ext 4 file system, the boot up time shorten a lot compare to what I used to have. While using FF to browse online things goes a lot smoother, since all the little files that FF writes to my /home are now on the SD card.
Everything seems to work perfectly, however the problem with not able to use function key to disable/enable Wi-Fi, after computer wake up from hibernation mode, Wi-Fi will not re-connect (this problems I encounter are also a known problem for S101 model on both eeebuntu 2.0 and easy peasy1.0). In addition the Wi-Fi seems to be always disconnect (for some strange reason), but the indicator on top still showing you are connected (This is a new problem I encounter one for Ubuntu 9.04).
After doing some digging and try to install “linux-backports-modules-jaunty” in Ubuntu 9.04 it fixes my wireless reconnect after hibernate problem and seems like the wireless does not drop connection anymore.
So far my impression with Ubuntu 9.04 on my S101 is very good, I will give a rating of 8/10 and for those of you having a netbook and would love to have Ubuntu on it, I strongly recommend to install the Jaunty 9.04 NetBook Remix verion.