bc90021 writes: "With all the "netbooks" that are out there, which one is the best? I started reading about the new Dell Mini Inspiron 9, and searching Google for reviews on that led me to other similar products from Asus (eee), Lenovo (Ideapad), MSI Wind, and a host of others. Asus alone seems to have enough netbooks to make this question relevant. The criteria: less than $500, solid state drive, reasonably fast processor, and it should be capable of running Linux, Windows, and possibly Mac OS X. (Yes, I know, it's for experimentation purposes, and yes, I own a copy.) Obviously, the more the better (larger drive, faster processor, etc.) within the initial criteria, and I'm not afraid to open up a machine to upgrade if necessary. What do Slashdotters recommend?"