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  • Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix Is Looking Great

    Phoronix: Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix Is Looking Great

    Ubuntu Netbook Remix came around last year at Computex Taipei and the original version we tried out was quite nice with its small-screen optimizations and very different launcher interface compared to simply running GNOME or KDE on a small mobile device. This year when the Moblin V2 user-interface was finally unveiled and it put us in awe with its sleek, intuitive design that was driven by Clutter. How has Canonical responded to Intel and Moblin V2? Well, there is Ubuntu Moblin Netbook Remix that just debuted to deliver the best of Ubuntu and Moblin, but the traditional Ubuntu Netbook Remix has also picked up several improvements for its 9.10 release.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=14215

  • #2
    Am I the only one who prefers the Netbook Remix to the regular GNOME desktop?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by wiscados View Post
      Am I the only one who prefers the Netbook Remix to the regular GNOME desktop?
      Looks like a decent UI to me. Wonder how fast it is. Looks a lot saner than GnomeShell anywy.

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      • #4
        Could you please test also Kubuntu Netbook Remix ?

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        • #5
          The Ubuntu Software Store has been renamed to the "Ubuntu Software Center".

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          • #6
            Here's hoping this version works better on the Dell Mini's than the previous Netbook remix version did. Mostly due to the Intel graphics train wreck though so, with the updated drivers no reason to think it won't be better.
            (fingers crossed)

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            • #7
              It looks pretty but I thought Canonical was going to replace these shitty colours in 9.10.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by makosol View Post
                Could you please test also Kubuntu Netbook Remix ?
                I too would enjoy a review of the upcoming Kubuntu Netbook Remix, the KDE plasma netbook shell looks quite polished and might be a better alternative to moblin.

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                • #9
                  Woah. I'm pleasantly surprised—that looks AWESOME. The colors are Ubuntu-ish while managing to not be drab (love that golden glow), and it just looks very slick overall. Congrats to Team Canonical!

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                  • #10
                    I can't believe there sticking with Gnome for the NBR. Gnome is bloated and slow enough as it is on a computer with ample resources. A custom home-screen on top of xfce or black/fluxbox would make much more sense!

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                    • #11
                      I like the use of dockbar and window applets (or their equivalents, anyway), the latter to maximize screen real estate. One thing I don't like is the inconsistent icon set. Some of the notification icons are grey and others are colorful. ONE OR THE OTHER!

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                      • #12
                        A bit of a GNOME Shell vibe on it. Nice.

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                        • #13
                          Like to gui but left me disappointed this weekend...

                          My girlfriend's daughter's eeepc 1005 something or other got infected with a virus. Called in to assist, I trialed ubuntu remix only to find the wireless card wouldn't work. I found a solution on line but it's far more than what I'd expect the average user to go through. Me, I wouldn't mind reconfiguring whenever I updated my kernel... But this is going to have to work out of the box for most users to consider. Had better luck with Moblin 2.0 and easy peasy but she decided to stick with XP for now.

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                          • #14
                            Which driver was needed? broadcom wl?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kano View Post
                              Which driver was needed? broadcom wl?
                              According to research, its got a Atheros AR9285 adapter. The driver was readily available on the backported repository. I didn't try it but, reportedly, the wired connection was broken out of the box on remix, too.

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