Just a thought,
It is unlikely that ArcPAD 10 will run on a non-Windows Mobile device. Here is a somewhat complicated workaround. I have developed some programs using Visual Studio, and there is a built in Windows MObile emulator. There should be no reason why you coudn't run it on a netbook that way. GEt one of the cheaper versions of Visual Studio and test it that way.
ArcPad is supported on the following platforms:
Windows Mobile 5.0
Windows Mobile 6.0
Windows Mobile 6.1
Windows Mobile 6.5
See the Support Center for complete details.
Processor: PC-Intel® 750 MHz (or higher)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7
RAM: 512 MB
Free Disk Space: ArcPad: Approximately 192 MB