"Asus notwithstanding, netbooks have received a great deal of
attention in the Linux community for their role in gaining wider
acceptance for our favorite operating system.
"So, when Freescale and Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) More about
Qualcomm recently debuted a line of what they call "smartbooks" at
Computex -- prominently featuring ARM (Nasdaq: ARMHY) More about
ARM processors and priced as low as US$199 -- the blogosphere had
no choice but to sit up and take notice.
""Good opportunity here," wrote jginspace on Slashdot, for
example, where close to 300 comments were made on the topic. "I
hope the application availability is going to be good -- as a Nokia
(NYSE: NOK) More about Nokia Tablet user I've been running a
variant of Linux on an ARM processor for some time now and I can't
wait to get my hands on an ARM netbook."