The growth of Acer and lightweight OSes

I do hope that Microsoft is paying attention. There was public rhetoric a year ago about the appeal of Netbooks. Well, the just-released numbers say the story clearly… Netbooks (or cheap laptops) do have an audience and it seems that the audience is growing. Acer has had a great quarter and Toshiba a good one, thanks to their Netbooks.

These news in combination with lightweight OSes like Google‘s (hyped) Chrome OS and Intel‘s Moblin should be good enough reasons for my company to rethink our approach to the Web. I am sure clever people up there have been doing it for few years now (at least I hope that’s the case :-)

Disclaimer… I have no insight into any parts of the strategy in this space. I am just commenting on news!