Originally Posted by AllFiredUp
Ubuntu is going to be faster than ANY version of Windows (XP, Vista or 7). Especially with the slower 1.33GHz Z520 processor, you'll have a much better overall experience with Linux.
I beg to differ, ubuntu netbook remix **** was hella slow when I first open it. Windows 7 you'll have a better experience I can guarantee. Good luck finding another ubuntu version that runs 1280x800 resolution. Also, not mention the regular ubuntu 8.10 WON'T INSTALL ON THIS BECAUSE IT MISSING THE DRIVER. I went through hell and finally found the jaunty remix version and guess what? After all the optimization still so slow.
When I try windows 7 on it, hell even aero running. With all the Microsoft 2007, neo geo rageX, GBA emulator, media monkey/foo bar player, utorrent, avast, and user friendly tools of windows 7. It was a God given gift to man kind.
Setting all that aside, get windows 7 and if need be OC'ed it. Even without OC, windows 7 makes it run like a dream.