I am considering using a netbook as an audio streamer.
I will use a Audio Advantage to get digital out to a nice DAC so I *do not* wish to start a discussion about Audio Quality in this thread.
I am interested in usability, etc, and also in the OS and player software you have loaded on the netbook. If you have a remote control of some sort, tell us about it. (A remote is only a nice-to-have for me personally.)
I do not care about video streaming in my application.
Part of my reasoning is that since it is a "real" computer, a netbook is somewhat future-proof. Netbooks are also cost competitive with Squeezeboxen, especially if you need/want a Squeezebox plus a NAS.