Today I experimented by replacing Ubuntu with MeeGo 1.0 in my older netbook. The result was an immediate boost in speed and the overall quality of user experience. The old Acer Aspire One has only half a gig of memory, and Ubuntu was choking. MeeGo is running speedily with this kind of older, more limited system. The tabbed interface also makes sensible use of the small screen, and transfer from task to task is snappy. Unfortunately heavier software still runs slow, e.g. Evolution mail has trouble accessing my Gmail inbox with its thousands of messages. But using the web interface makes more sense in Gmail, as in many other services today. — It should be noted that MeeGo is still a developer/tester oriented release, and there are several rough edges here and there.