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This article was published on December 18, 2008

Want an Apple Netbook for Christmas? Follow these instructions!

Want an Apple Netbook for Christmas? Follow these instructions!
Ernst-Jan Pfauth
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Ernst-Jan Pfauth

Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He a Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He also served as The Next Web’s blog’s first blogger and Editor in Chief, back in 2008. At De Correspondent, Ernst-Jan serves as publisher, fostering the expansion of the platform.

A netbook is a light-weight, low-cost, energy-efficient, highly portable laptop suitable for web browsing, email and general purpose applications — primarily noted for its small form factor.

… and thus a perfect tool for tech bloggers or other people who spend too much time on traveling or attending conferences. If only Apple would have one in its laptop collection. This is not the case, unfortunately, yet research of BoingBoing shows there’s a way to get one before Christmas. Yes, Christmas 2008!

Most of the popular netbooks can run OS X, but some of them lack features which are absolutely essential for an Apple-imitation. Here’s a graph showing which one you should get.

Mac OS X Netbook Compatibility Chart - Boing Boing Gadgets

Read the piece on Boing Boing to get started and let us know whether you’ve got yourself an Apple Netbook for Christmas!