The first thing I did after I got my Acer Aspire One was to get rid of that distro that was installed from the factory. Sure it’s a great distro if you have never used linux before. The second was to upgrade the ram, but that’s a different story.
One of the easiest ways that I found to install a new distro on the netbook’s was to use UNetbootin. I found that both the Windows and Linux version work about the same; I am more partial to the Linux version. Just don’t forget to reboot the computer after the setup is finished installing on the usb stick.
UNetbootin provides a GUI to create Live USB drives from ISO files. To create a Live USB using UNetbootin, download an ISO file, select it under UNetbootin’s “diskimage” option, and specify your target USB disk under “Drive:”. After pressing OK, wait as the ISO is extracted to your USB drive; once done, you will have a bootable Linux Live USB drive.
unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ is where you can get it