"ASUS has the right idea with using an extremely
customized Xandros on the Eee PC, but I think there are two OSes
which would have much more consumer appeal and would really launch
netbooks into the stratosphere in terms of mass adoption.
"The first, of course, is Mac OS X. Certainly, Apple could go
ahead and tweak the regular Mac OS X it uses on their Macbook
systems for a reduced OS footprint, and slap it in a nice pretty
case and on Intel Atom reference hardware, which is the same
strategy that all the other netbook manufacturers are taking with
their Windows XP and Linux-based systems. However, given the huge
popularity of the iPod and the iPhone, and the wide variety of
applications available on the iPhone/iPod app store, it might make
more sense to use a modified version of what they use for that
device implementation, and adapt the iPhone/iPod reference hardware
to use a larger screen and a full-size keyboard and mouse
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