During a recent question and answer session with Brad Brooks, corporate vice president of Windows Consumer Product Marketing, he gave his take on Windows 7 on netbooks, or mini-notebook PC's.
Brooks confirms that Windows 7 will support netbook PC's, and not only support them, but improve the consumers experience over any other Operating System. After recent showings at PDC, WinHEC, and CES, Brooks said users using Windows 7 on netbook PC's had an overall great experience on the miniature devices, from Windows 7 small footprint, and improved user interface.
Windows 7 will help improve boot up and shut down times on the netbooks, with a fully-functioning Windows experience. Brooks also mentions the great demand for the netbooks in 2008 will likely continue to 2009, where netbooks have shown great portable user experiences. The small devices running Windows 7 will have greater battery life; enhanced media capabilities; increase reliability; stability and security said Brooks.