Ubuntu Netbook Remix

Be still my heart.

In an interview with LinuxJournal.com contributor, Glyn Moody, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth announced an upcoming Ubuntu distribution for ultraportables, referred to as "Netbook Remix."

TG: Will you be coming out with a tailored version of Ubuntu for the ultraportable sector?

MS We're announcing it in the first week of June. It's called the Netbook Remix. We're working with Intel, which produces chips custom-made for this sector.

Read the rest of the interview.(opens in new window)

I'll be counting down the rest of the days in May, how 'bout you?


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Ubuntu Netbook Remix on Acer Aspire One

Anonymous's picture

I installed UBR on my Acer Aspire One that came w/ WindowsXP (Linux version only had a 8GB SSD drive). I tried all the *buntu's, Linpus, OpenSUSE, PCLinuxOS 2007 then I stumbled upon Remix that I didn't know was available yet. Everything worked upon install including wireless and web cam which all other distros had trouble with.

One thing I found, if I want to work on the system i.e. settings and installing/removing software I kick up the Gnome desktop which is included w/ remix. They give you a desktop switching app. in preferences :)



Shawn Powers's picture

That is super cool, but the name sorta sucks. How is "Netbook Remix" going to fit into the Buntu family? :)

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They should call it just

FredR's picture

They should call it just "Ub". Ya know, like a little subset of Ubuntu, but much more portable.

The slogan can be "Ubs for newbs!".

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