Improve your netbook's performance with these practical tips.
3) Stick to Windows XP
Vista is more resource-hungry and since your netbook has limited horsepower, go with the more popular and "petite" Windows XP. If you already have Windows Vista, try to "downgrade" to Windows XP. Call Microsoft and your netbook vendor to check. If you buy a new netbook with Windows Vista, the good news is that you may be able to upgrade to the new Windows 7 operating system when it launches in October.