Cyberspice: yes, do. Its easy to use and has email/messenger/browser and open office just as you'd expect.
Ambyr: I don't use windows but the linux netbook has an application to do everything I need. Printer manufacturers do make some models which don't work with linux but since I already have linux machines, my peripherals are compatible. I haven't heard of any instances of people returning their linux netbooks, although the version that my aspire one shipped with, "Linspire Light", was very poor indeed - the Ubuntu installation was a definite upgrade and very painless.