Having downloaded and installed the Android SDK in my 32-bit Windows starter setup, my first conclusion was that running the Android emulator is far too slow to do any meaningful Android software development on a N455-based netbook.
Then I remembered that the Atom N455 is a 64-bit capable chip. So, I brushed off the dust of my 64-bit Linux partition, installed the 32-bit compatible libraries (the Android SDK hasn't been compiled for 64-bit Linux yet), installed a 64-bit version of Java, and fired up the Linux Android SDK.
To say that it is faster than the Windows version is a vast understatement. Granted, the emulated Android platform is still sluggish, but it appears fast enough to develop and debug software on.
So, yes, Android SDK development is a "killer app" that runs better in Linux than it does in Windows.
As a result, I've been spending much of today getting Linux up to snuff (e-book reader, multiple browsers, Skype--now available for 64-bit Linux, etc.).
I don't think Linux will ever be my main desktop again, but it is now my desktop when I am developing Android applications.
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