This means something. A uber-cool netbook aimed at the overcompensated. At it runs SuSE Linux. As covered at the New York Times:
By Ashlee Vance
Your pay grade is just that high. It says, “I’m better than this clunky laptop docking station. I’m better than sticking a power cord into my computer. And I’m better than waiting for Windows to check my e-mail.”
The software fires up the moment you open the laptop and connects right to a wireless network without Windows.
(Under the hood, it’s Linux running on top of an ARM chip on a mini-motherboard that provides this quick access feature. You’re basically talking about most of the components needed to run an iPhone being hitched to a large battery. So, the computer can run in instant-on mode for days.)
Some users Dell surveyed spent 70 percent of their time working in the instant-on mode. Microsoft is sure to take note of that figure. Windows has turned into a clunky cup holder.
[Oh, and note MSWindows won’t run on ARM chip architecture–there ain’t no plan b, Linux (R) is plan a…]