Summary: I previously had a 1015E-DS03 (see also my review there), but spilled a glass of coke all over it. Despite its age, there still doesn't seem to be anything else similar to this little machine when it comes to Linux compatibility so I bought a new one, only to find that the model number had changed slightly. The only change from the DS03 that I can see is that the lid has a matte finish. As with the DS03, OpenSuse 13.1 installs fine.
Summary: This is a very nice laptop for the money. It is perfectly fine for a little web surfing and email and that's all I need. I've had it for about a month and had no problems. It has the Ubuntu operating system so you need to have a little "geek" in you. Ubuntu isn't quite ready for prime time, in my opinion.
Summary: I wanted to like this product. I've purchased an Asus 1000HE netbook and I love it and still use it. I wanted a Linux netbook so I gave this one a try. The wireless connection kept dropping out, even when I was located 2 feet from my wireless router. None of my other wireless devices worked so unreliably. The mouse/touchpad was awful. Nearly impossible to cut/paste anything without it jetting off of the needed field.
Great little laptop - could not get into Ububtu though
Philipp2 "philipp2", Amazon
23 March 2014
Summary: I bought this Asus laptop with Ububtu OS as I used to operate a system using Unix (actually Zenix) as the OS. I thought that I could get back into it. However, after about six months, I was getting somewhat frustrated with Ubuntu, not being to do my usual daily stuff. I ended up wiping the hard drive and installing Windows 8 with Start Menu 8 by iObit which gave me the newest MS OS with the look of Win 7.
Worst piece of technology that I've handled in the past decade.
Liam Sauer-wooden "author", Amazon
18 March 2014
Summary: Where to begin. The housing is cheap. Ubuntu 12.04 runs on it at a snail's pace, and inflicts the most annoying complicated leger-de-main for upgrades. Truly, save yourself a lot of frustration by buying something better with any other OS.
Summary: I purchased an older model back in 2008 for my wife. It was functional and it's slowness acceptable in that timeframe, Windows Starter was lacking and problems with IE made it a pain at times. i decided to try the new model to use for a clinic that I consult with. They needed something to use in the exam room with patient data viewed and recorded.I found that performance had increased but still when not "plugged in" it was slow and the screen dimmed to being unreadable...
Summary: This small unit is based on Linux (a unix), which is robust and not prone to computer viruses. It includes free updates and upgrades as well as security and application upgrades over the internet. A caveat: it does not come with a sofware cd. One should also buy a ¨Live CD¨ (a bootable cd that can to be used recover system in case of mishap.). Another item to go with this purchase would be at least a 4 port 3.0 powered USB hub (for peripherals i.e.
Summary: I'm owned ASUS netbooks before and found them to be fantastic in all regards, especially their strong wireless capabilities. This small netbook however is a bit finicky. The touchpad is extremely sensitive, set to it's slowest cursor movement settings, the cursor is still difficult to land on a specific point. The wireless constantly disconnects and reconnects from WiFi points, creating an aggravating experience. Unity is the default desktop.