Netbooks were originally aimed at emerging markets but they have been gobbled up in large numbers by consumers wanting a second or third machine and business travelers wanting a small, simple laptop for the road.
A lot of these machines are running Windows XP Home so they are not suited for the enterprise, but several new machines such as the HP Mini 2140 and the ASUS can run Windows XP Pro and Windows Vista Business, which makes them viable in a corporate network. So we thought it was time to ask whether IT departments are supporting any of these popular little laptops.
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Jason Hiner is Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.