so i've gotten to the end of my rope with having to tear apart the broken system that is XP. i just got a netbook that was supposed to have linux on it (it was an open boxed item; talk about lacking QC at zipzoomfly) and came with xp. well after 3 days of trying to tear it down to something quick and reasonable (and constantly breaking its driver assignments) with nlite. now it's down to mandriva one and windows 7. mandriva (with kde) supports a lot of audio apps (i do audio production,dj'ing) and is supposed to support Asus EEE PC 901 out of the box. well lo and behold windows 7 is touted to work brilliantly with netbooks and is supposed to be super effecient (as do all the mags/blogs say in the beginning as i do remember a certain pro audio mag going all haliluja on windows new audio driver... ) with netbooks.
i have been using FLStudio/Fruity Loops in Windows XP, but even that isn't seeming like a keeper for me.
1 Gig (will upgrade soon to 2 @ 667 DDR2)
20 GB SSD (4GB and 16GB drives)
3 USB, VGA, Wireless b, g, n/LAN, multitouch touchpad, MMC/SD slot
(will be upgrading to maudio quattro soon as well)
TL;DR: Windows 7 or Mandriva One on an Asus EEE PC 901 for audio production?