Finally! In what seems like an eternity an enterprising soul has taken on the task of customizing Ubuntu (or more specifically Xubuntu) for use on the EeePC. While Ubuntu worked reasonably well on the EeePC before, there were plenty of additional steps necessary to get WiFi working as well as reducing the number of writes to the slightly fragile Solid State Drive. Along with these fixes eeeXubuntu also makes it much easier to install Xubuntu from a USB drive rather than an external CD-ROM drive.
Check out the eeeuser Wiki here for more info. Sounds like new revisions are coming out quickly now that the base work is done.
UPDATE: Amazon.com has the Asus EeePC in Black in stock right now shipping immediately. Yesterday it was 4 to 6 weeks.5 years ago