"It was unbearably slow, obtrusive, and definitely not designed
for the device in question. The slowness was the part that
practically drove me to drinking (more than usual, I mean). Do I
need to point out that five year-olds don't have a lot of patience?
Waiting 5 minutes while the system comes out of hibernation, lets
you log in, reconnects to the network, and brings up a word
processor is asking that five year-old to go find something else to
do. I won't even go into the annnoying non-stop display of popups
that plague Windows users worldwide. No, I refuse to mention
"I shouldn't have to come clean on this, but I will. I'm not the
world's biggest fan of Microsoft Windows (really?) but I recognize
its position in business and on most of the world's desktop. But
trust me. It doesn't belong on a netbook.
"So what does? Linux, of course. The kind of Linux that was
designed for a netbook. In the hours that followed my decision to
scrap Windows from yet another computer, I tried Easy Peasy (based
on Ubuntu 8.04), Moblin, and Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 which is
based on the current Sue Graftonesque release "K is for Karmic
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