Really interested to know how you make out with xubuntu (or any Linux). So far, I have been unsuccessful with three desktop Linux distros. I boot to the USB ISO, see the character-based installation options for the distro I'm trying, make my selection, and then the screen goes blank.
I bought this as a lightweight computer for travelling. It might help others to know that the power "brick" accepts 110v to 240v. As others have mentioned, the charging cable is ridiculously short.