The other day I tried to use a Java applet in my Chromium Browser on Ubuntu 9.10. The other day I found out I didn't have the java plugin. I also had a bit of trouble installing the plugin package for Firefox/Chromium/Chrome. You can check the plugins loaded in Chromium/Chrome by typing the following into the URI bar:
A few days ago I started using my Touchscreen Compaq 2710p which Microsoft bought for me, and which I immediately installed Ubuntu on. The laptop is the closest thing I have to a netbook, it might be a few years old, and the release model for the series, but I don't have any money for a HP mini.