BTW : Linux installation on the Asus is going pretty well. Wifi drivers worked without hitch. Sound seems ok. (Pure Data makes noises without having to mess about launching the jack daemon manually.)
The big issue seems to be Java applets in Firefox. May be related to Firefox 3.6 needing a very recent Java. However, I'm following Sun's instructions and it still doesn't seem to be having the right effect.
openFrameworks is a pain to install too. Not sure why that should be.