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The complete Christmas shopper's guide to Linux-based netbooks

Nov 26, 2008, 21:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David M Williams)

"Just twelve months ago the diminutive 7" Asus Eee kicked off an unexpected new market -- more portable than a sub-notebook, more affordable than many PDAs and existing in the realm between those two.

"A new term was coined for just this type of device and the legion of alternative models spawned in the wake of the Eee's sales success. They have been dubbed "netbooks' and as we approach the festive season in many parts of the world it's worth considering a netbook as an appropriate Christmas gift for the student, the new computer users, the traveller, the gadget freak or the hard-to-buy-for in your life.

"Here's my roundup of what's out there! This is the ultimate netbook list to help you focus in on what matters most to you or your recipient."

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