There are many Dell Mini 9 users here I am sure and we all know they use SSDs which are inherently write-challenged both in speed and in life expectancy. So the idea of live media can extend beyond LiveCDs and Live USB memory devices. Setting up a Netbook with a Live load means that the system will likely run a lot faster and longer.
Further, such systems might also work particularly well when booting from PXE and NFS exports.
So as people begin to focus more on these live systems, keeping an eye not only on the commonly experienced live systems, but also some that are also very useful but less commonly applied. Live systems not only offer portable and uncorruptible boot systems that have terrific utility value, but has the potential for putting together deployment systems for work and terminal stations for libraries or schools.
There will always be a place for the classic style of computer software loads, but having a system that is designed to be "ROM-able" offers speed, durability and stability potentials that the classic mix of program and program data systems do not.
So with that in mind, I would LOVE to see a Dell Mini 9 oriented load that contains support for all of the standard hardware for the Mini 9 (which is wonderfully limited meaning that a load tweaked for my Mini 9 will work on your Mini 9 and their Mini 9 too) and also contains a set of network diagnostic tooks, communication tools (web, skype, voip, email, several vpn clients, ssh/telnet like putty, ftp, etc), media playback and maybe a few simple games.
With the exception of email, none of these apps need much in the way of storage and could be made to be very ROM-able. The Mini 9 does have an SD card slot after all, so writeable storage is still available.
Similar loads could be created for a whole range of other netbooks out there like the ASUS models and others. But the nice thing about the Mini 9 is that it is just one, relatively unvaried, netbook device. It would be an excellent place to start. But I wouldn't be offended if people started by working on the ASUS EEEPC 900a or 901... I have one of those too.
Oh, and by the way...