- web browser
Want to open anything else, for example, something as simple as an image viewer, an image manipulator, a text editor, text processor, spreadsheet, etc, etc, etc? You're screwed, close something, maybe everything else and then you can continue working. When you finish with something, quickly close it as that's your only remedy to open something else.
I'm very doubtful this will be well accepted.
Netbook's limited resources? New models are coming which are becoming less and less limited and more power is just around the corner. Netbook's lack of power as a reason to implement this artificial limitation will simply not fly. Let the user decide if the machine has enough power or not. Forcing this simply because MS wants to extort more and more money will be a very difficult sell. If people were returning Linux netbooks before, wait when/if this reaches the market.
This netbook thing/craze is interesting but not so much for MS. For a long time, they've been able to sell their OS at extortiory prices (a monopoly is a great thing, if not for consumers...). Now with this low price machines, the price difference is so outrageous that they are on a bind, trying to decide what to do and not see their obscene profits plummet.
And, at the same time, we have XP which already provides a very good experience on netbooks...
By the way, the Win 7 taskbar is remarkably similar to Linux's KDE, isn't it? Of course it will probably be sold as another MS "innovation".