I don't think they really needed a focus group to figure out that most of the world is familiar and comfortable with windows. One of the biggest reasons you saw linux on the first ones is probably more of a case of Asus slapping linux in a hot product to force MS to lower the price of Windows for netbooks. Mission accomplished. If a company can charge $100 more for the same hardware because of a piece of software that they bought for $30 then that's another $70 in their pockets (which probably is close to as much profit they made on the hardware alone).
No announcement yet.
ASUS starts to suck severly