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Christmas approaches, and Acer is ready with a set of kid-friendly pastel-hued netbooks ready for parents to lay down 250 notes on. The machine is the Aspire One Happy, and it's a standard Windows 7-based netbook - with one exception: it also comes with Android 2.1 as a fast-boot, quick-acccess-to-the-web operating system. Acer …

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A Linux "double-header"...

I like the look of this machine, though I had a funny thought just after my usual reflexive reaction to news of a netbook with Windows 7 (i.e. "wiping the drive and sticking Ubuntu Maverick on it would be Job One"): doing so on the Happy, would leave me with a machine running two Linux-based OSes.

I mean, I'm a fan of The Penguin in general, but the irony would not be lost on me...

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And when I said "I like the look of this"...

...I was of course referring to the hardware specs, and not so much the pastel shades they're wrapped in - couldn't they provide the usual black, silver and white too?

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