I have been using various flavours of Linux on a variety of platforms for a couple of years and have most recently been using Fedora 10 on an Acer Aspire One.
I can only say that the out-of-box usage after installing from a Live USB image was 100% and beat the 8.10 Ubuntu distro hands down. The install was fast and simple, although ext3 file system was installed by default and the indexing used is known to slow performance. However with SELinux disabled for added speed and some fedoraproject.org tips on speeding up the SSD usage and converting the filesystem things started to look snappy.
Where Ubuntu had struggled with WiFi simplicity Fedora did not and networking on my LAN with other PCs was as easily achievable.
Now though, after a few months of toying, upgrading the RAM by 1gb and so on, I want more speed if possible and just an upgrade to the stable, new releases of Linux OS building blocks – Gnome, Ext FS, nautilus, pidgin etc that really make a difference to everyday usage.
This evening I downloaded Fedora 11 and this time I’m going for the xfce desktop varient that should perform a shade faster than gnome or KDE on the netbook. I’ll be uploading a post as soon as I’ve tested out the Live version and am comfortable installing to give a mroe thorough review.