I am patiently waiting shipment of my new MBWE II, and I'm here soaking up all the information I can.
As we know, the MBWE is based on an ARM architecture. So, I am wondering if anyone's had success with installing some of the other ARM based distro's. I see that there has been some success with installing Debian Lenny. Taking a look at distrowatch, there are a few linux distros compiled for use on ARM. http://distrowatch.com/search.php?architecture=arm
The list at the moment is:
Rock looks interesting, but package support must be leaps better on a wider distro.
I haven't personally tried installing linux onto an ARM system. I understand that the MBWE runs ARM925 (ARM5) which resides on oxford semi's OXE800SE chip. I just wonder what type of extensions this implementation ARM chip may have. I tried getting my hands on the datasheets for the chip, but they seem to have things pretty tight. I suppose I could call and ask for them, I'm sure to be shut down but it may be worth a try.
Also you'll notice, that the OXE800 chips support 2 usb ports, so if we get our hands on the datasheets we can find the pinouts. (just a thought)