"Speaking for myself, I think people make these broad
generalizations because they either have a vested interest in the
Windows 7 product being successful or they’re totally unaware
that there is a healthy operating system ecosystem that goes beyond
anything provided by Microsoft or Apple.
"Despite netbooks not requiring the Windows OS to browse the
web, check email or even use the latest social media tools
available, desktop Linux remains largely unknown for the most part.
And to date, it seems like the netbook market could end up falling
even further into Microsoft's clutches should Windows 7 find itself
bundled with the available netbooks.
"Enter Google's Android
"As Linux has yet to truly capture the public at large, Google's
Android operating system is said to be the most logical approach to
taking Microsoft's Windows 7 head on. As a full time desktop Linux
user myself, I want so very much to see some desktop distro such as
Ubuntu take Windows 7 to task on the netbook front."