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On Nov 24, 2009, at 3:36 PM, Tom Metro wrote:
> What's new in the world of netbooks? If you've looked through the latest 
> models, any stand-out offerings? Which model do you own and like, or 
> have on your wishlist, and why?

I know it's just me (and others like me) but I find the whole netbook thing to be more than a little funny.  I already have a "netbook".  It's my 12" PowerBook G4 from circa 2005.  Seriously.  The 12" PBG4 has comparable or superior performance and competitive battery life (sometimes better, sometimes worse).  Yeah, it's a little bigger and a little heavier, but the screen is much nicer than most netbooks offer, and IME OS X is the best desktop (and notebook/netbook) Unix around.  Ubuntu is a good runner up, and I did in fact install UNR on that PowerBook a few months ago just to try out the remix.

YMMV of course.

FWIW, that little factoid about performance and power is a lot of why Apple isn't getting into the netbook market.  Netbooks are a 4 year leap backwards from Apple's perspective.

--Rich P.

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