I have been wanting an ASUS EEE for quite some time now but even with its low price of ~$400, I have not been able to afford it. I had been saving and hoped to have $400 for it soon...but now a new cloud has arisen :) (and for the same price)
Have you seen the Everex Cloudbook? This is another 7in screen, 2 lbs, ultra mobile laptop to be hitting the market soon (as in 25 Jan 2008 soon)!!! I still won't be able to buy one yet, but I already have ideas as to what to do with it.
First, let me state I like the hardware specs better such as 30gb hard-drive vs 4gb flash. Second, while I like ASUS as a company, Everex has seemed to recently be much more supportive of opensource personalities who might want to open up their hardware and "tinker" with it - ASUS placed a "void warranty" sticker on their boxes.
I am hoping that sites will pop up like eeeuser.com for the cloudbook. I am hoping to make this my #2 computer (a high priority for me) and so have some other operating system ideas in mind. Of course people will be putting Ubuntu on it - but I am wanting to take advantage of consistent hardware and develop a Gentoo base that can be "ghosted" onto it, from which individual software can be compiled. Maybe several images - one with Enlightenment (like the gOS has), fluxbox, commandline only, xfce with compiz, or ever the mezzo desktop. What kind of interest is there? I see no Google results for this kind of stuff yet.
Like I said, I can't wait to have one. I have more ideas, but no forum or wiki to share them. Anyone else have ideas or even want one?