I bought the Linux version of the eeePC 1000 (8GB and 32GB solid state disks), but put XP on it for the moment. (I intend to put Ubuntu on eventually, but the standard knobbled Linux doesn't do it for me. I followed the instructions on this page
(I'm pretty sure it was) to install XP from a USB Key.
One thing that page doesn't mention is that you may have to bring up the boot menu (hit Escape a few times at boot) so that you can tell it to boot from the key, 3 or 4 times during the install process.
Some points specific to the 1000 that don't apply to the 1000H:
- the SSDs are a bit more expensive per GB, but it makes the machine quieter, cooler, and less of a worry if you like to carry it while it's running.
- I use no pagefile at all (it's a bad idea on solid state drives). XP runs just fine with 1GB RAM and no pagefile as long as you're a little careful.
- I put all large applications on the bigger drive, including Office 2007 running. After that... me likey.