However things are quieting down and I'm back to see how many people I can annoy :-)
Anyway, I bought an Asus eeePC for my wife this weekend.
Her needs are very simple; she has a corporate application she needs to run (written in a 4GL called Magic) and she needs to be very mobile.
The Asus eeePC is pretty much perfect for her. The one caveat however is that her corporate application needs Windows. So after much googling I created a stripped down version of Windows XP using a utility called NtLite and managed to cram both Windows XP and her required application into the eeePC's little 2GB flash drive, with a decent amount of space to spare.
The eeePC really is a sweet little machine, besides the fact you can't but help smile when you see this little machine you realise quickly that it could so easily fulfill so many applications.
As I was trying to overcome some of the of the shortcomings of the machine it made me think about about some of the implications for me as a developer if the UMPC market segment takes off and I have to ensure that apps run on this class of computer.
There are a couple things I suddenly need to think about: