I finally bit the bullet and installed eeebuntu on my eee PC.
I still keep a dual-boot XP on it just in case but I want to see how far I can go with the Ubuntu variant.
The decision was easy as I started to get serious lag on XP lately for opening documents or downloading small files.
So far eeebuntu is snappy, all the components work (I had to reinstall the kernel and recompile the webcam drivers) and I found that almost all programs that I use regularly are somehow available on Ubuntu.
I’ll keep you posted on how it goes…