The 10" EEE PC 1000H makes a good choice for people looking for a notebook with a little more storage and bigger keyboard than Asus' previous model. Unfortunately, whilst the local Harvey Norman had a good price, I was still forced to pay the Microsoft tax. So the third job after I got home (after upgrading the BIOS and checking the hardware worked ) was to install Ubuntu 8.10. The process was pretty straight forward because I had a current Ubuntu system to create the USB boot disk and a wired network connection so that I could install the wireless tweaks. However it took a fair mount of Googling to hopefully this should save some folks a bit of time.
To configure Evolution email use ALT-f at the end of each configuration screen (the buttons can't be seen)
Try setting the panels to autohide this will give you a little more screen room
The EEE PC trackpad buttons are pushed from the front by the way, not the top.
- Get a copy of the 32-bit Ubuntu 8.10 ISO image. I used the Desktop version, alternative should work fine as well
- Use the Ubuntu System->Administration -> Create Startup USB tool to copy Ubuntu to a USB stick
- Shutdown Windows on the EEE. I had to do this via Windows shutdown to get the correct prompts on power up
- Power up the EEE with the ESC key pressed. You should be prompted for a boot device
- Boot from USB
- Install Ubuntu in the normal fashion
- Connect to wired Internet connection
- Get latest updates
- Follow these instructions
- You should now have a working EEE PC with wireless