I got me a Samsung 10.1" Netbook, XP Home, 2G Ram & stuck on FS9 to see what would would happen. 1280x600 screen resolution. I get 16-20 FPS in Cape Town where I normally fly (heavy scenery) & up tp 40 FPS with the unlimited frame settings with normal scenery. I also ran 3x movies in the background & frames dropped to 10-14. So FS9 can actually run on a Netbook. No problems with a joystick & I also ran it on a second monitor.