I installed the Jolicloud OS on my EEE PC 701 this weekend, and so far it’s working beautifully.
Installation was fast (around 15 minutes) and easy, and it picked up my home WiFi with no problems.
It’s also easy to install new applications. There’s an application catalog in the OS, and it’s a one-click process to install them, and you can queue up multiple installs.
I couldn’t find Comix in the catalog, so I ran apt-get, and it was downloaded quickly from a local repository, installed, and a shortcut was placed in the main screen (something I could never get the EEE OS to do properly).
So far I’m very impressed, and would recommend it over the default EEE OS without hesitation, alpha version or not.