Well, it's finally here. I actually left work so I could pickup my new Meerkat Ion. Funny side story, the building that FedEx ground is located in, looks like an old abandon warehouse, and they initially thought they didn't have the package, thankfully they did.
So, opening the box reveals a bunch of air pillow wrap with an AOpen mini ATX case and a package filled with cables, screws, documents, wifi antenna, etc. I open up box and pull out my Meerkat Ion. I never saw a "nettop" before, but I expected it to be a bit smaller. It's a non-issue for me, but just something I noticed. Anyway, I fired it up and screens zoomed past me and I got to a point where it asked for a login. I entered my login and hit enter and then Ubuntu fired up and I had to go through the normal installation screens. Did my updates, installed some software and now I"m rolling. There are still some minor Flash issues on some sites, but it's minor. YouTube and other video feed sites are working great, and despite being able to hear the fan run, it's 50 times quieter than my old desktop.
All and all, I'm pretty happy with it and can't wait to try Lucid out once it is ready. On a side note, not sure if it is because this system has 64bit Ubuntu installed, but I used to use Ubuntuzilla to upgrade Firefox and for whatever reason it won't work on this machine.
Thanks again for System76 for treating me like I was their only customer and shipping me these sweet machine!
P.S. if you have any questions on the Meerkat Ion, please ask!