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Mark Shuttleworth Reveals Ubuntu Netbook Remix 245

Posted by timothy
from the would-be-nicer-than-xandros-for-me dept.
Glyn Moody writes "In an interview with the Guardian today, Mark Shuttleworth talks about the upcoming Ubuntu Netbook Remix, a tailored version for ultraportables, produced in collaboration with Intel." The new version of Ubuntu is barely mentioned in this interview, but it's tantalizing -- SUSE looks nice on the HP Mininotes, but for people who are used to and enjoy Ubuntu, it's an option to look forward to.
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Mark Shuttleworth Reveals Ubuntu Netbook Remix

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  • Re:Dislike Ubuntu (Score:3, Informative)

    by jwkfs (1260442) on Thursday May 22, 2008 @02:13PM (#23508696)
    Pretty sure the placement of init scripts in /etc/init.d is a LSB requirement.
  • by LotsOfPhil (982823) on Thursday May 22, 2008 @02:20PM (#23508818)
    There isn't much on the project's website: here [launchpad.net]
  • by morgan_greywolf (835522) * on Thursday May 22, 2008 @02:24PM (#23508880) Homepage Journal

    /sbin/dhcpcd doesn't exists.


    Uh, that's because it's called /sbin/dhclient3. It's called that because that's what it's called in Debian.

    I prefer the slackware way of /etc/rc.d/rc.X instead of /etc/init.d or /etc/rc.d/rc.(level)/rc.ssh
    /etc/init.d is POSIX and SVR4 ccompliant. Additionally, all major distros that support LSB put it there: Red Hat, SuSE, etc. So, uh, it does use conventions.

  • by nguy (1207026) on Thursday May 22, 2008 @02:46PM (#23509258)
    There is a new version of Ubuntu, so what. In the summary there was also e mentino of Suse's package for the HP notebook, why don't I hear anyone about that?

    The version of SuSE that ships with the HP 2133 has big problems: it's slow because it's burdened with inappropriate packages like Beagle, its wireless connectivity is poor, if you try to install packages, it asks you to insert a non-existent DVD into a non-existet DVD drive, external screen configurations are limited, and there's something wrong with the touch pad driver causing it to "stick". In addition, I found the administrative menus and preference menus to be cluttered and pretty obscure at times.

    I used to be a SuSE user. I was going to give SuSE another try with the 2133, but it was such a miserable experience that I just blew it away and installed Ubuntu.

    So, now you heard about SuSE on the 2133.
  • Re:Dislike Ubuntu (Score:3, Informative)

    by kesuki (321456) on Thursday May 22, 2008 @08:51PM (#23513234) Journal

    As a Linux user, I despise Ubuntu, I can't explain why, but I think it's too GUIsh along with other things like

    Not using conventions i.e (at least in the Ubuntu versions I've used) /sbin/dhcpcd doesn't exists.

    I prefer the slackware way of /etc/rc.d/rc.X instead of /etc/init.d or /etc/rc.d/rc.(level)/rc.ssh?

    but there are few good things about Ubuntu, it made Linux and Open Source much better to new-comers, works almost always out of the box
    It's friendly (but silly IMhO) to people who migrate from Windows, and it's the greatest achievement made in the last few years. friendly OS for Windows migrating users.
    I can tell you why you despise it. Because it's considered mainstream Linux, and you are an arrogant prick who previously enjoyed looking down on the masses.
    not only that, he's a command line bigot. command lines are powerful tools, and i can't imagine an OS without one, but they're clunky (have to learn commands and switches and make sure things with spaces all get re-parsed with quotes around them, i scripted a lot in my Free BSD days, needing to add quotes all the time in scripts drove me batty) CLUNKY i say, i avoid the command line as much as possible, it is my last resort, the #1 reason i stopped using Free BSD was all the Bias towards Command Line Interfaces.

    before ubuntu, the only distro i really liked in Linux was knoppix, smoothwall is okay, but i haven't played with it much.

    like most normals i have a bad memory, like most normals to remember shortcuts i need cheat sheets, cheat sheets suck, they get lost, i spill soda on them, or they get a nice big glob of spaghetti on them... CLIs are only useful for people with photographic memories, or people who can keep a lot of cheat sheets handy. this is why DOS based word processors all died the instant 'windows 3' came out and companies could sell 'gui' based text editors. norms don't like memorization, they were forced to put up with it for 13-17 years, depending on if they managed college, and they're doing whatever they can to avoid doing what they hated.
  • Re:I Don't Think So (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 22, 2008 @11:43PM (#23514104)
    Wrong. The 10 million you're thinking of is probably the emergency funding that he put into the Ubuntu Foundation, for use only if Canonical vanishes. I'm sure he's put an awful lot more into Canonical over the years.

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