Netbooks are looking for their "killer app". Netbooks are set to explode on the scene within the next few years, and many major companies such as Arcos, Asus, and even HP are focusing their efforts on this new class of computer. With their large-enough-to-watch-Hi-Def screens, and their small-enough-to-go-anywhere sizes, netbooks are poised to take a large chunk of the gadgets market -- and Linux is ready to make it happen.
Linux is already being installed exclusively in the super small computers which will be used in the netbooks of the near future. From the Asus eeePC and eeeBox, to the Beagle Board, Linux is popping up on small devices all over the place. In the past, Linux was relegated to the Server or Embedded devices market (think routers and switches) because of it's light footprint, customizability, and user unfriendliness. Now, with Linux finally reaching maturity as a desktop operating system, it seems to be the ideal candidate for the next generation of user-friendly embedded devices.
Why will netbooks choose Linux over other offerings (such as the much anticipated release of Windows 7)? Simply put, there's nothing that compares with Linux in size and customizability. Linux can be pared down to less than 10MB, it can run on resource-limited platforms, and provides a large number of out-of-the-box capabilities through large repositories of free software.
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