I spent a couple hours setting it up, including internet (our wireless is encrypted and uses MAC filtering, so I have to find the MAC addresses first, then add them to the router, and then I can set up the internet!), proper household LAN setup, Star Office tweaks (the screen res is 1024×600 — already a bit short — and the default word processor has THREE lines of icons taking up real estate), etc.
I’ve read quite a few reviews claiming that the Xandros pre-installed wasn’t robust enough, but nearly all of them seemed to decide this after they decided to make the eeePC their primary PC. For a writer’s travel laptop, I think Xandros is perfectly fine. We’ll see what sarahahoyt thinks as she uses it.
My only problem now is that I want one!