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Ubuntu Netbook Edition

Ubuntu Netbook is optimized to run on a new category of affordable Internet-centric devices called netbooks. It includes a new consumer-friendly...

October 13, 2011 by Canonical

They're both wrong - Nothing can revive netbook sales

Netbook sales are declining. In fact, if rumors from the supply chain are to be believed sales of netbooks are crashing through the floor. Can Windows 7 save netbooks? What about Ubuntu? My take on the situation - nothing can revive flagging netbook sales.

December 30, 2011

Can Ubuntu revive the netbook segment?

Ubuntu may not make the netbook sexy again, but it can certainly make it a more viable choice for student computing with lower long-term costs than other solutions might entail. System76 just happens to be one OEM that makes it easy to jump into Ubuntu (on netbooks and elsewhere).

December 29, 2011 by

Comparing Netbook Desktops - Part 4, MeeGo

After having looked at three more or less "traditional" Linux desktops on a netbook - Ubuntu Unity, KDE Plasma Netbook and Jolicloud - now I am going to look at a very un-traditional desktop, MeeGo. Descended from the Moblin project, and now being developed jointly by Intel and Nokia, MeeGo is intended to be a user interface for the entire range of mobile products, including netbooks, tablets, smart phones and more.

November 9, 2010 by

Comparing Netbook Desktops - Part 1, Ubuntu Unity

There has been a lot of discussion lately about Ubuntu's decision to make their Unity desktop the standard for their next release, not only in the Netbook Edition but also in the base release. As a good friend used to say, most of that discussion has produced more heat than light, so I am going to try to shed some light on the situation by comparing several of the latest Netbook desktops.

November 4, 2010 by

Ubuntu splits from GNOME UI: A good, pragmatic move

Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth detailed how Ubuntu will split from the GNOME user interface for Unity, which is its netbook approach. Simply put, Ubuntu will have a custom user interface.

October 25, 2010

Samsung N150 Plus Netbook - openSuSE 11.3

Continuing with installation of various Linux distributions on the N150 Plus, the next step was openSuSE 11.3 - and I realized that I had made a very fortuitous choice when I installed Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.

September 1, 2010 by

Samsung N150 Plus Netbook - Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.04

The obvious first choice in loading Linux on my new Samsung netbook is the Ubuntu Netbook Edition. This should be particularly well-suited, because UNE was originally developed specifically for Intel Atom based netbook, and although it has been improved over the past couple of releases so that it works on others (such as my HP 2133 Mini-Note), I believe that it still works "best" on Atom-based systems.

August 31, 2010 by

Ubuntu Unity Netbook Edition

As I mentioned yesterday, l have now downloaded and installed the packages for the current very early pre-release of the Ubuntu Unity Netbook Edition. The good news is, it looks very interesting.

May 11, 2010 by

Ubuntu developing new Unity UI, instant-on versions for netbook

Canonical is making fast progress on a promise to improve the netbook experience by launching a new user interface dubbed "Unity" and plans for light editions of Ubuntu.In a Mark Shuttleworth blog posted today, the Unity interface and light editions of Ubuntu under development are aimed at the dual-boot-instant-on netbook market.

May 10, 2010 by

Easy Peasy 1.6

Easy Peasy was one of the first derivatives of the Ubuntu Netbook Remix, originally targeted specifically at the ASUS Eee PC line of netbooks. It has now widened its horizons, and bills itself as an "Open Source Netbook OS", so they are aiming across the entire netbook market segment.

May 4, 2010 by

Ubuntu 9.10 (karmic Koala) on Netbooks - Part 3 (Kubuntu Netbook)

In Part 1 of this series, I looked at the "standard" Ubuntu distribution, and found that with some adjustments, it could be made into what I considered to be a fairly nicely usable netbook. In Part 2 I looked at the Karmic Netbook Remix release, and found it to be significantly improved over the previous releases, at least in cosmetic terms.

November 6, 2009 by

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