Decided to put Linux Mint 15 on this 3 year old netbook. Trying the XFCE version as because it seemed lighter on resources.  Install went pretty easy. Had to do a little research on getting the wireless working but it wasn't that bad.

No OS is going to magically make the screen and keyboard bigger but this might help it a little and gives me a reason to poke around in Linux. The size and weight of this device is perfect for Travel. Several times I've had it in my backpack all day because I didn't want to leave it in the hotel and it is hardly noticeable.

My next goal is seeing if I can figure out adding a second network connection so I can use this as an access point for sharing the connection to other devices locally. I had a Windows utility for that and it worked great. Seems like something Linux can handle.