I like tinycore because it's quick. On the other hand, I like the tendency for things to "just work" in Ubuntu.
If I can make tinycorelinux work on my new eee pc 701sd including making the web cam easy to use, then it's tinycorelinux that I want to use.
so my first question is, do you know if it's worth trying?
here's what would make me say "the software supports this hardware as well as I want":
1) able to record video, save it to the SSD, and retrieve it later, and upload it to facebook/youtube.
2) able to take a photo.
3) able to use Ekiga or Skype for low resolution video+audio chat
so my request is,
if you know what software will make the above capabilities work, please tell me. (if you know some of what's required, please tell me.) I have never used ndiswrapper but if that's needed, i'd appreciate any help understanding how to use it.