Ubuntu Netbook Edition has dropped OpenOffice in favour of Google Docs. One of my friends asked me if this was because a netbook’s resources were not enough for Ubuntu and OpenOffice.
I doubt. We were able to get 55MB of RAM usage with plain Openbox and some XFCE accessories on a stock Ubuntu installation (so that the machine could still use the local repository). Even with Abiword or Gnumeric it did not exceed 90MB, and that worked quite swiftly on a machine with 256 MB RAM and old enough to be low-powered than today’s netbooks. All this with font anti-aliasing and pretty window decorations.
So I think that this decision is either because of the trend of choosing browsered applications over desktop applications, or because netbook users do not see office suites as necessary.