"When Asus launched the Eee PC in 2007, we recognized that
netbooks had the potential to be a major game-changer for mobile
computing. Two years and several iterations later, the evolving
netbook form factor is better and more compelling than ever before.
Hardware vendors have found ways to deliver longer battery life,
bigger displays, and more usable keyboards without compromising the
mobility advantages of the little laptops.
"Mobile Linux platforms have also improved to become more
consumer-friendly, resource-efficient, and usable on small
displays. One of the most ambitious efforts to improve the
suitability of Linux for netbook devices is Intel's Moblin project,
which promises to bring significant performance, usability, and
aesthetic improvements to the open-source operating system.
Although Moblin is still a work in progress, Dell is already
offering it preinstalled for the benefit of software developers and
Linux enthusiasts who want an early look at the platform."