With the end of November the latest Linux Mint distribution release has arrived. Even I haven't got Mint installed on any of my computers anymore I decided to give it a look to see how it behaves, at least running live, on the EEEPC. I so downloaded Mint 16, the version shipped with Cinnamon 2.0, and prepared a USB disk using Unetbootin.
The system started with reasonable speed and booted into the (good) old fashioned view of the Cinnamon desktop.
Mint 16 behaves smoothly enough and is responsive even on the EEEPC 900 limited resources.