One of the main complaints about underpowered netbooks is that they can't even handle YouTube. YouTube! What good is using the internet if you can't watch cat videos? But now Feather is here to fix that.

Feather is the name of YouTube's new lightweight version of the video streaming site. You can try it out now via Google's TestTube collection of beta trials.

What you lose with the lightweight option is the ability to view videos in High Quality, and most of the commenting and sharing options have been stripped out. But hell, that's a small price to play for being able to watch the above gem on your $249 netbook, right? [YouTube Feather via All Things D]