Dell’s Adamo – Mac Air without the Apple?

Paul Thurrott has written a rather scathing critique of the new Dell Adamo computer.  It is sexy, sleek, lightweight, and (relatively) expensive.  Just the sort of thing one would say is a GREAT way to finally compete with the Apple Air.  And yet, Paul Thurrott writes that it “disgusts him.”  In his expert opinion the economy warrants something more cheaply built.  No, seriously. Here’s what he wrote:

[sarcasm] This is exactly what’s needed in the current economic climate. [/sarcasm]

The commenters on that post have taken him to task for that comment, pointing out that businesses can, and perhaps should, continue to make all levels of products.  One could even argue that making and selling these sorts of things, and creating markets for these products, is exactly what is needed during these economic times to pull us out of the downturn.

Thurrott does point out that the new computer appears to be taking aim at Apple’s Mac Air.  Interesting.  But in reading the comments I was surprised no one even hinted at this question–like so many of the new “netbooks” on this market…

Will this computer run Apple’s OSX?