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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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  • by LotsOfPhil (982823) on Thursday May 22, 2008 @01:20PM (#23508818)
    There isn't much on the project's website: here [launchpad.net]
  • DJ Mark? (Score:3, Funny)

    by argent (18001) <[moc.agnorat.6002.todhsals] [ta] [retep]> on Thursday May 22, 2008 @02:05PM (#23509530) Homepage Journal
    Aww, you mean it's not "Ubuntu Castlevania Goron Temple Remix?" Damn.
  • It's about time (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward
    I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 on my Lenovo X61 and had to go back to XP until linux catches up with things or until I have time to fix all the problems.

    Problems = No hard disk protection, bad power management, rotation only works if you disable DRI (and therefore OpenGl), pen input is problematic. Fan control = broken. Basically, everything that makes a portable or a tablet work on a hardware level is at version 0.1. Sure XP is broken on many things, but, the basic stuff seems to be there, and, XP's handwritin
    • by satoshi1 (794000)
      Other than that, Ubuntu 8.04 makes a fine desktop OS.
      That's the idea. I don't recall Ubuntu ever being designed or targetted for tablets.

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