Netbooks are now the latest fad in computing industry. They are small and light, mobile enough to bring it anywhere. You can surf the web, do twitting, social networking, and write blogs wherever you are, and be free.
Netbooks are not just that fast like the notebook counterparts that is why of its low-cost. Because of this, Linux is a better candidate since it would run faster in slower processors that it would even run on Pentium II machines.