I have always run both Windows 8 and 8.1 on a netbook as I don't own any big laptops. It is a well known fact that Metro Apps cannot run on netbooks because of the low screen resolution. Until now that is. I recently installed Windows 10 and upgraded to Build9879 and to my surprise all of the Metro Apps are working! As you can see in my screenshots I am running Windows 10 on an HP Mini 201 netbook that was came with Windows 7 starter when I bought it. Now it runs Windows 10 and all of the Metro Apps are working for the first time. So it seems Microsoft have now changed it so that we can run Metro apps on a basic netbook and even older laptops which is a step in the right direction. Though I am not saying that they are better than the desktop software. I will leave that for you to decide.