"Netbooks are a way of life. Who'd have thought even just two
years ago that what punters really wanted was low-cost dinky little
laptops? Yet, since the release of the original 7" ASUS Eee just
before Christmas 2007 the market has exploded.
"Sure, the desktop market is still pounding down the door for
multi-core multi-bit massive-capacity hardware, but the trend to
more power hit a surprising roadblock when low-powered netbooks
began flying off store shelves.
"Yet, here's the thing: pretty much every netbook has a sucky
interface in some way. First, you have the Linux bunch -- the ones
that kicked the market off. Each of these, including ASUS' Eee as
well as models by other vendors, all shipped with a custom