Leaving the Eee has been surprisingly easy.
I’m posting this from a new partition on an old dev box running Ubuntu.
Instant wins over the Eee:
Point and click installation of Firefox 3.0, Gnumeric and Gimp. Big performance improvement.
Sure I could have found a way to get them on the Eee, but frankly building up a fresh machine is probably quicker and easier. (Pure point and click joy with Ubuntu, no command line messing at all).
The highlight was moving Thunderbird – I copied the folder to a pen drive, then pasted it to this box, everything works, even the theme is the same – class.
The screen resolution won’t go as high as the Eee (old graphics card).