So I love Ubuntu Netbook Remix on the Classmate. Not really a surprise since regular readers will know that I really like the Classmate PC, I really like Ubuntu, and I'm not wedded to any particular interface, be it Apple, Windows, Linux, or otherwise.
However, if I'm going to be pitching the Classmate "Ecosystem" and generally steering clear of Windows on netbooks (I'm reserving most of my judgment on Windows 7 until pricing structures and any netbook optimizations are finalized, since initial reports show solid netbook performance for the new OS), then I think it's time to put my money where my mouth is.
I'm going to put my MacBook in the family office for the next month and see if I can just live with the Convertible Classmate as my primary computer. I type a lot, but I also have a tendency to jot down notes and then promptly lose them. I'm wondering, in fact, if I might not improve my organization and productivity by leveraging the tablet mode of the Classmate.
Obviously, kids are going to use the Classmate differently than I will. However, preparing presentations, building websites, blogging, creating documents, and taking notes largely fits a student computing model. This is largely what I use my Mac for. So here goes...The experiment begins...now.