I am very pleased with my MacBook; have been using it constantly overthe last 6 months and never a problem – except to use it to sunchronisemy Creative Zen MP3 player (I can’t believe that Creative is so myopicas not to support communiction with Mac OS!) for which I have a dinkyold XP machine.But the problem with the MacBook is it’s very heavy, and I have beenavoiding taking it travelling with me, relying instead on checking emailon my wifi-enabled mobile phone.So… am looking at getting an ASUS 1000 Eee PC – seems lightweight,easy to use, and a bit more practical than a mobile phone. So a fewquestions:- I want to get the linux version but I’ve never successfully used linuxon a laptop, relying instead on our excellent sysadmins to manage mydesktop linux machine. Is there too much of a palaver to installsoftware, etc? I’ve heard of eee-ubuntu: any good?- I like making my presentations using pdflatex and showing pdf files -will this work okay? Btw I’ve never used a bluetooth mouse to drivepreentations as wasn’t sure they would work with pdf files – would liketo know of one which does!- Now the scary bit: it seems the default 1000 comes with 1GB and I’veheard it’s good to change to a 2GB RAM. I’ve never opened a computer todo anything like this! Is this anything easy to learn and do or would Ihave to ask a friendly person to do?-Any better alternative to the ASUS 1000? And the usual filemma: shouldI wait for a newer model?Well, I will probably go ahead and get this anyway… for the sake ofthe British economy.