Just a quick update – I’ve been running Karmic for about a week now, and I am very happy with it. It’s working great, running on my EEE 1000HE. I’m excited to try it out on a ‘real’ computer (not just my wimpy – but awesome – little netbook). I sort of got swept away by Jolicloud, and its pretty colors. Oh yeah, and that invite thing always makes things seem that much more special. Until that part wears off. Jolicloud is made installing things really easy, but one thing that I started to realise after a while was that a lot of the ‘apps’ in the jolicloud ‘app store’ were actually just websites that were displayed on the desktop using Prism.
I’ve been able to get pretty much everything I want (so far) to run on Karmic, with pretty minimal effort – both Skype and the Flash plugin were really easy. The Software Center makes installing standard software very straightforward too.