One of the most obvious roles for the default eeePC configuration is as a personal learning tool for a pupil in a school. And it does this very well.
However, to make it of practical use, it needs to be integrated into a modern school network which is most likely to be Windows based.
The main configurations needed are the ability to go onto the internet via a proxy server filter, print to networked school printers and save and load work from school network servers.
Instructions of how to do quickly get a brand new eeePC into very useful tool as quickly as possible are to be found via this link.
The information is mostly based on information found on this forum/wiki but