Just read this article click here in the news section of this site, and must say that I agree with almost none of it. I've got two of these Netbooks and both have installed a full AV Suite and all the usual antispyware apps, contrary to what the article claims. Also to claim that they are capable of running only a handful of modest applications is ludicrous. OK, they have no optical drive, but all that is necessary is to copy any install files from a CD to a pen drive and carry on. Mine have a full version XP Home, 1.6HHz processor, 1Gb memory, 120Gb hdd, WiFi and webcam. You would have been lucky to get this on a desktop not so long ago. But one thing I can agree with, these will be a constant worry when used commercially, am IT manager's nightmare I would think.
The only drawback, as far as I'm concerned, is the out of date OS. There does need to be a bit of processor and memory catch up before Vista could be considered, but it may not be too long, at which point I will replace them, Vista being far superior to XP.
I took the article as mostly a warning for non-tech/non-security minded users who use LOW-specified netbooks with XP on them, & who might think adding any potentially resource-hungry application is likely to slow it down even further. G
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