BODHI IS ALIVE AND UPDATED!
IT TOOK ME AWHILE TO find a Linux distro that I liked for my eeePC. I settled on Bodhi Linux. I spent days customizing and setting up. This was the first version that worked better than advertised and gave new life to the netbook. I was so happy to hear that a major update was coming at the end of summer.
The deadlines came and went and the update is still spinning around in 3.0RC1.
The lead, Jeff Hoogland, decided to get a life and bailed after a bunch of years. The servers are paid up until April 2015 and there are some volunteers promising to continue the project. So, the OS is still on life support. I sincerely hope that it survives.
A discussion on the on the Bodhi Forum, lists some alternatives:
I’ll fire these up in VirtualBox sometime and give them a try.