We'll spare you the laptop-themed version of The Night Before Christmas and say that little has changed since last week: the pre-Christmas, pre-CES, pre-MacWorld world is a silent world indeed. And, this being the last weekly roundup of 2007 (even tireless tech reporters take a break now and then), we're delivering the week's news in a theme-based lightning round.
Tiny laptops: The XO laptop gives a 9-year-old unexpected powers; CNET blogger Dave Rosenberg offered his thoughts on his brand-new Eee PC; and Eee PC owners can change operating systems, either just-released eeeXubuntu or the painstakingly hacked Windows Vista.
Apple: NotebookReview.com made a few predictions for MacWorld 2008; AppleInsider claims that metallic MacBooks are on the way; Mac Rumors compiled a roundup of MacBook rumors; and CNET's own Don Reisinger argues against an ultraportable MacBook.
Have a great weekend and a happy holiday season!