Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Apr 2009 15:07 UTC
Editorial Last week, Apple again repeated its claim that the iPhone and iPod Touch are capable of filling the netbook niche. They also claimed that netbooks can barely be called personal computers. Both of these statements are complete and utter nonsense, but instead of writing down some high-level definition of what a netbook is, I decided to simply write down all the things I do with my netbook that the iPhone/iPod Touch cannot do to make the difference between the two that much more tangible.
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RE[3]: Thom is still wrong.
by MattPie on Tue 28th Apr 2009 15:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Thom is still wrong."
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As others pointed out, your iPod doesn't fold, it's not a book. ;)

In all seriousness, by your logic anything that can do 'netbook' operations is a netbook. So by that definition, if I install Ubuntu netbook-remix onto the 10lb 17" HP laptop I have here at work, it's now a netbook.

The other poster was right: your iPod is a cool little device, I wouldn't call it a netbook. That is as silly as people that call the system case of a desktop PC the 'hard drive'.

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