My wife bought a netbook. She didn’t buy it yesterday, but a couple of years ago she bought a small, underpowered Windows XP netbook.
Most people (not people who read this blog, but most others) do just a few things with their computers. They surf the net, check email, and use office programs like word processors and spreadsheets.
Back to my wife’s netbook. It’s needed a reinstall of Windows twice. The problem is that it doesn’t have an optical drive, but came with a restore disc. The first time, I got a friend to fix it. The second time I tried everything I could think of before I gave up and decided for a radical new approach.