Installing Ubuntu, or pretty much any other operating system, on an Asus Eee PC is easy. Getting the audio, WiFi, Bluetooth, and webcam to work is another story. Fortunately Tombuntu has posted a handy tutorial for getting the latest version of Ubuntu Linux to work on an Eee PC 901. The instructions should also work for an Asus Eee PC 1000, 1000H, and similar models with an Intel Atom processor.
Personally, I prefer Ubuntu Eee, a customized version of Ubuntu that includes the Ubuntu Netbook Remix interface and has all the tweaks and drives you want built right into the install disc. But the latest version of Ubuntu Eee is 8.04.1, which is based on a version of Ubuntu that’s about 6 months old. Ubuntu Eee developer Jon Ramvi does plan to issue an update, but it’s not available yet. If you’re impatient, you might want to check out the Tombuntu tutorial.