Unlike U2's abortive attempts I have found the netbook I'm looking for. I went into town to play with it after my Dad pointed out the review in PCW. Sure I was wanting to go for an SSD based machine but who can argue with the battery life even if it is rotating disks? To be honest even though SSD's are getting bigger I can carry a lot of distributed source tree's with me. The salesman at the shop kindly instructed a techie to let me boot my USB key on it so I could check out the hardware. It's pretty much all Intel chipset stuff apart from the wireless which is an Atheros chipset. Thankfully that should be handled in recent kernels. No all I have to do is see if I can source it without Windows Tax.