"Whether it was to your taste or not, there’s no denying the ASUS Eee
Linux subnotebook was a massive sales success. Demand far exceeded
initial production so it’s not surprising competitor models are on their
way. And here’s why the hardware manufacturers are going to bring Linux
to the masses far in advance of any amount of Ubuntu fanboyism."

.... sounds like as more vendors sell out of Linux based subnotebooks,
more vendors produce them. Hopefuly this is a trend :-)

Will those vendors ship models with Windows? Probably. It would make
retail sense. But hopefully not. As more people get these Linux
driven,inexpensive machines, hopefully more will get them. And maybe herd
mentality and inertia will start to help Linux/OSS/FOSS adoption.