article comparing five operating systems on a standard netbook. The netbook tested was the popular Acer Aspire One AOD250. The OSes tested were Windows XP, Windows 7, Ubuntu Netbook Remix, Moblin, and Slax.
Ubuntu was the choice based on the memory usage, completeness, and overall look. Apparently, everything worked out of the box. The only problems UNR had were with playing an uncompressed MP3 and opening a MS Word document quickly.
Congratulations, Ubuntu. You've gotten some respect from a major mag.