For some of us, it may be helpful to run the eeePC OS within a virtual machine. There are instructions and config files on the web, but in the case of VirtualBox, I found that some things were missing.
A few weeks ago I got one of those tiny eeePCs. I also got a USB GPS receiver and a car charger, because one of the primary use cases for me will be car navigation and GPS tracking. For that purpose I will be building packages of map drawing and GPS utilizing software. Read on, if you're interested in the first two packages (Navit and Marble) and in how to install them.