It looks like Linux lovers will get another netbook-optimized distro in "Mandriva Mini," which was recently announced and will first be seen on Emtec’s "Gdium" netbook — yes, that Emtec Gdium. I kid, I kid. I’ve never heard of the Gdium either.
Mandriva promises to differentiate itself from the rest of the Linux-on-a-netbook (LOAN — coined by me, Doug Aamoth — patent pending) crowd by featuring fast 10-40 second boot times, enhanced power management, and support for WiFi and 3G connections. Okay, so it’s not all that different from Linpus Lite and Ubuntu Netbook Remix after all but, hey, check out that screenshot. Lookin’ kinda-sorta good, eh?