Asus Eee 701 running Eeebuntu 3.0 booted from an external optical drive,
originally uploaded by tawalker.
Well, as you can see from this photo I uploaded to Flickr, the USB CD/DVD drive has now arrived, and using it, I have successfully booted Eeebuntu on my 701.
First impressions are very positive: Eeebuntu looks very slick indeed, and they appear to have gone for a hybrid GNOME/MS Windows Vista look for the desktop, using the Compiz system to provide the “eye candy”.
I think I will almost certainly end up replacing the Eee/Xandros Linux on my 701 with Eeebuntu, and will write more on this as it happens, but I thought you’d appreciate seeing the initial results.