we have created a variety of bootable SD cards; that have various Ubuntu-related distros on them:
Ubuntu has a very good utility that allows you to try out Ubuntu related distros on a USB stick, or an SD card;http://www.pendrivelinux.com/linux-mint ... ll-via-cd/
you could download the latest Mint; (7); try it as a bootable SD card;
(You can even make it ......... persistent ............) that means changes can be saved to the SD card;
Ubuntu derivatives can be created on 1G SD cards; (as they are cheap); or larger cards, if you want to save many changes ........
......... what about trying out Mint, to see if it will work .............
but I think all of these netbooks may need some tweaking of their sound; http://forums.geteasypeasy.com/viewtopi ... =12&t=1522
you may already be fluent with tweaking settings;
adjusting pulseaudio settings is useful too;
If you go to Sound and Video, and select Pulseaudio volume control; click on the left most tab, Playback
If you select that with no audio stream running;
then start an application playing sound: a sound stream should register; RIGHT-CLICK on that; it should offer move streams; click to the stream you want;