As a long-time Red Hat and Fedora user, I've been finding the Eee's Debian-ish environment a bit painful.
So, I've put together a Fedora-based Live distro that boots from a USB stick. It's based on Fedora 8, with xfce for efficiency.
Although Revisor makes it 'easy' to roll a distribution, in reality it's pretty tricky, particularly since some of the hardware is not supported by RPMs. Also, there are special tweaks that we can do for the Eee (like the xfce installation, fstab adjustments, etc.) that make it worth rolling a special version.
Here's the desired end result:
… It would be great to get some feedback about this work-in-progress (though it does actually work at the moment). It would also be great to have others pitch in as comitters - send me an email if you're interested.
(would love to help, but where can we find your email address?)
This one shows the terminal (Alt-Ctrl-T) and the file manager Thunar:
This is showing the editor Scite (Alt-Ctrl-E) and the DateTime panel applet (in the corner, with the multi-pane viewer and battery-level tool):
And here's Firefox up and running (pointing at the Google Code project page):