I’ve been running Windows 7 for the last couple of months on my AAO with mixed results. At first it seemed to run fast enough, but recently it really seems to be a dog. Windows 7 has been optimized to run on a variety of systems, including netbooks with the Atom processor, however, the small and very slow SSD in my Acer Aspire One just doesn’t seem to cut it to run as well as I’d like.
Of all the operating systems that I’ve run so far, my very n-lite’d Windows XP install was probably the best and what I will likely reinstall soon. The original Linux Linpus was by far the fastest, but too limiting in the applications that I could run. What I would ultimately like to do is replace the SSD with an iPod hard drive and try re-installing Windows 7 on that (a 1.8 PATA HD while having slower read times, would have much faster write times than the AAO SSD) or maybe even just installing XP and have it run like I would expect.