I followed your first post on this early on, and it seemed promising. Now a nix flavored version, yummy.
I will give it a try when I retrieve my EeePC 900a Netbook which I left behind at a friends house. It has the N270 Atom 1.6GHz 2Gb ram and a 32GB SSD. It is dual boot Eeebuntu v8.10 and Win XP Pro SP3.
I also run the EMC2 Sim on this.
I have XP so I can use Solidworks - but that has been a bust because for some reason I can't get it to load from a USB drive - my only option on a netbook.