“Asustek Computer will start marketing its low-priced netbook, the Eee PC X101, in July with models running on MeeGo available at US$199 and those running on Windows 7 available at US$310-350, according to industry sources.”, according to Digitimes.
There it is and XP is too dead to hold back GNU/Linux again. So is Vista. “7” costs too much in these small, cheap computers. MeeGo is a GNU/Linux distro developed by Nokia and Intel. While Nokia has dropped MeeGo, Intel is still involved and ASUS will ship products.
The difference between the new netbooks and the first eeePC? They do not even try to be like that other OS… They will be just as popular as Android smart thingies and perhaps faster, running native instead of interpreted code. There should be no “users return them” or “users resist them” FUD because we know smart thingies with simplified user interfaces are flying off shelves globally.