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Linux on Netbooks - with PICTURES!

Jan 07, 2010, 12:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by JA Watson)

"As this is the holiday season, and things are slow, I have finally taken the time to follow up on some very good advice that Jake gave me, and learn to produce blog entries with pictures. Of course, there is no better way to start than with the specific subject that Jake (and others) said they would like to see pictures of, so here is a quick review of some of the most common Netbook-centric Linux distributions.

"First up, probably the best known of the group, the Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Netbook Remix (UNR):

"I find this to be significantly more pleasant than the previous UNR releases, simply because they have removed the large "Places" column from the right side of the screen, which makes it look much less cluttered and confusing.

"When you start an application, such as Firefox, it is automatically made full-screen, and with the modified UNR task bar, it can be difficult to see how to start and use other applications at the same time. It looks like this:"

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