It can be done for quite few programs, but WINE can require quite a bit of tweaking, which may be beyond the knowledge level of a linux newbie. What program or functionality are you concerned about? There may be a native linux program that can do the same.Here's a noob linux question: can it run certain microsoft programs using some emulator or something? If so, then that little pc would definately replace my pocket pc.
Asus CEO Jerry Shen predicts that more than half of the Eee PCs sold this year will run XP instead of Linux
Isn't XP more space-hungry than linux? Or is this how they keep the prices identical even after paying for an OEM Windows licence? Don't get me wrong, as a linux user (some would call me a ******) I don't mind the bonus. It's just that inquiring minds want to know.As an update for you guys, the new 8.9" system will apparently be released May 12th, with a pricetag of $549 US. The Linux version will come with a 4GB SSD and a 16GB internal flash module, and the Windows XP version will come with a 4GB SSD and an 8GB internal flash module. Both will have 1GB of RAM.