1./ Perhaps MS are developing Windows CE Vista, a souped up version of CE rather than a cut down version of Vista. Or as pervious posters said, perhaps a cut down version of windows, but more likely based on the "MinWin" kernel rather than Vista.
2./ Never mind linux or Vista, 2-8GB is a silly number. You can buy 4GB USB sticks at any retail store these days, and you get 8GB in the new mini iPods. Given the SIZE of the Asus (huge compared to a keystick or the new ipod), and the available functionality, then they should have at least 20-40GB on the device for a full application suite, and data storage. It could be in 2 partitions. A *fast* system partition with the expensive flash RAM and very high read/write capability, say 8GB, for OS and applications, and a partition of cheaper flash for data. That would keep costs down but allow for greater flexibility of use.
= perfect for on the road email, PDF, Office suite etc. In fact, that's probably the KEY DRIVER of MS decision: ensure corporate buyers stick with MS Office and dont migrate to OpenOffice because their executives have these machines running linux. Can you imagine... multi million dollar spend coporations saying "oh, OO works and is OK, lets drop MSO and save a bundle", followed by "oh, we dont need Windows anymore now that we are running linux servers and linux laptops".
Last edited by lemonadesoda; Oct 22, 2007 at 07:05 PM.