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[News] Next Ubuntu Netbook Remix Looks Good, Classmate Runs Ubuntu Linux

  • Subject: [News] Next Ubuntu Netbook Remix Looks Good, Classmate Runs Ubuntu Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 17:56:45 +0100
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The New Ubuntu Netbook Remix is Totally Karmic: An Early Look

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| The updated interface looks great and works much better than the 
| old one. The performance not only of the interface itself, but of 
| the system in general, is much improved with Karmic. Everything is 
| much more tightly integrated and the system is starting to look 
| like a complete package rather than a hack on top of GNOME.


CTL 10.1-inch 2go Classmate PC E10 Netbook Debuts

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| Available operating systems include Ubuntu Linux, Windows XP, and 
| when Windows 7 launches the new OS will be an option.



Ubuntu Netbook Remix - User Interface Pro/Am Opinions

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| Finally, a couple of comments about UNR compared to Moblin. The basic desktop
| appearance is quite different - UNR has everything spread open, and text
| labels for each item. Moblin has everything on a panel across the top, with a
| symbol for each item. I have to say honestly that the relevance of the symbol
| to the item escapes me and pretty much everyone else I've asked about it. I
| find desktop management and window selection to be more natural on UNR, but I
| suppose that is because it is essentially the same as what I am used to.


Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04 on an entry-level netbook

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| Once installed, booting UNR from power on to login prompt was a swift 35
| seconds. Thatâs 13 seconds off Windows7 RCâs time on the exact same hardware.


Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04 Beta released

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| The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the beta release of Ubuntu Netbook
| Remix 9.04.  This is the first release of UNR to be fully integrated into the
| Ubuntu family, fully up to date with the latest applications and hardware
| support.



A look at Ubuntu Netbook Remix

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| From an educational perspective, an Ubuntu-powered netbook might be a great
| choice for students. These machines are typically quite low priced, making it
| much easier for people to be able to own one themselves. Ubuntu is a well
| supported platform, with thousands of items of software, including Moodle,
| which could be used to construct an offline learning environment if someone
| did not have constant access to the Internet. It is regularly updated with
| new features (but you can also still with a long term stable version if you
| want) keeping it in tune with today's world, unlike the ageing Windows XP
| which was brought out years before most people even had broadband, never mind
| a netbook.


Ubuntu gets the Remix right

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| Shuttleworth's company Canonical is behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution and
| recently announced what it called a Ubuntu Notebook Remix which could be used
| on certain portable internet-centric devices. In the case of Ubuntu, this is
| aimed at devices which are built around Intel's Atom procesor. This, of
| course, is trying to follow in the footsteps of the eeePC which has enjoyed
| success beyond anybody's wildest dreams.


Hands on with the Ubuntu Netbook Remix

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| Canonical is positioning itself to take the lead on software in the
| subnotebook market, but a big piece of the puzzle is still absent: customers.
| Although Canonical is working closely with Intel on reference designs, there
| is no word yet about potential commercial adopters for the Netbook Remix. No
| major OEMs have revealed plans to use it yet and Canonical is still actively
| looking for new partners in the hardware space. Regardless of whether it gets
| picked up by hardware makers like Asus, it is sure to be a big hit with
| Ubuntu's fans. The fact that so many users are installing the regular desktop
| version of Ubuntu on their Eee laptops is strong indication that there is
| demand for Ubuntu on subnotebooks.


The Ultimate Ultraportable?

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| As I've noted a number of times, I think the appearance of the ultraportable
| platform will provide a huge boost for GNU/Linux among ordinary users, and
| prove to be a watershed in the history of open source. The combination of
| ultraportable form factor with Ubuntu's ease-of-use will only magnify that
| effect. And if the rumours about Dell's new mini Inspiron running Ubuntu
| (presumably the Netbook Remix) prove correct, we could be witnessing the
| birth of the ultimate ultraportable.

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