While it is not yet ready for prime time, netbook re-imagers might want to keep the Moblin project on their radar:


Here is the blurb from their Beta page:

"The Moblin steering committee is happy to release the Moblin v2.0 beta for Netbooks and Nettops for developer testing. With this release, developers can begin to experience and work with the source code of the visually rich, interactive user interface designed for Intel Atom based Netbooks. The Moblin v2.0 user experience has been designed from the ground up to provide unique ways to engage with the internet, aggregate your social networking activity, and enjoy your media content."

On May 28, 2009, at 9:22 AM, Susan Briere wrote:


What are you loading on the netbooks for an OS? I am wondering if anyone has tried the Ubuntu Netbook Remix: http://www.canonical.com/projects/ubuntu/unr.
Reviews: http://www.tuxradar.com/content/ubuntu-netbook-remix-904-hands


On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 8:37 AM, Craig Lyndes @ wcvt.com <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I'm working on our first set of netbooks.  One of the obstacles I needed
to overcome is being able to image the netbooks, without a CD.

I found the following open source utility that takes an ISO cd image file
and creates a bootable USB from it.  Works really well with PING (Linux OS
on the ISO), the program runs on Windows.


Craig Lyndes