Since my 900A is now my “main” netbook, I’ve been using my older 4G Surf to experiment with other distros. Last week I gave Tiny Core Linux a try: it’s only 10mb in size and loads entirely into RAM, leaving the 4gb SSD free for storage (and applications). It was definitely fast, and a neat idea, but it wasn’t the type of netbook experience I was looking for.
Tonight I got an invite to the alpha test of Jolicloud, another Ubuntu-based operating system targeted for netbooks. It’s pretty slick looking so I’m looking forward to trying it out. I’ve got the ISO downloaded and will post again once I have the chance to install it on my Eee and play around a bit.
Also, I haven’t watched it yet, but today’s episode of Tekzilla (#101) has a segment on Jolicloud.