Most mini-laptops that come with Linux include special program launchers designed to make it easy to find the apps and utilities you’re looking for even if you’re not familiar with Linux. They also happen to make it easy to find programs if you just don’t like fiddling around with a small screen and keyboard. And that’s something that might appeal to some Windows users as well.
Flickr user mattjb has uploaded an image showing a customized Windows environment he created that looks a lot like the “easy mode” interfaces you find on netbooks running Xandros, Ubuntu, or Linpus Linux Lite. He used Stardock Fences, Enhanced Write Filter from Windows XP Embedded, and a handful of other programs including the Launchy keyboard application launcher, and the Google Chrome web browser to create desktop shortcuts to web applications.