Originally Posted by nekrosoft13
or it could be from consumer point of view that everything you happen to buy from a store would not work on it.
People aren't running many programs like that on netbooks. Besides, for the bulk of necessity programs (ie Internet browser, email client, word processor, image processing, etc.), there are free Linux counterparts for all the Windows applications that are just as powerful (Firefox, Thunderbird, Open Office, gIMP, etc.).
It really comes down to people not wanting to go outside their comfort zone, which is completely their prerogative, but that's just how it is.