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Taking Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix out for a Spin

Mar 06, 2010, 12:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy LaCroix)

[ Thanks to Jeremy LaCroix for this link. ]

"For quite some time I’ve been intrigued by Ubuntu’s Netbook Remix (UNR), but I’ve never given it a shot up until now. Being a KDE guy, I usually lean toward applications based on the Qt toolkit and I’ve never really liked GNOME much. For some reason though, the Ubuntu Netbook Remix has been lingering in my mind for a potential review, and now I’ve finally been able to give it a shot.

"I’ve actually been using UNR for a couple of months now. When I first started playing with it, I didn’t even own a Netbook, so instead I tried it out on a Dell Latitude E6400 laptop. About a month later, I was gifted a Dell Mini 10 netbook, which afforded me the opportunity to try UNR in it’s intended environment.

"Unfortunately, most of my playing around with UNR has been on the E6400 (a conventional laptop) because the Mini 10 is quite possibly the most horrible piece of hardware I’ve ever had the displeasure of using. For apparently no reason, the darn thing hard locks over and over again and I cannot find a pattern. I originally thought that perhaps UNR wasn’t meant to run on it, and reinstalled Windows, but the problem happens with Windows too (even with Dell’s image). Dell has since replaced the hard drive and motherboard, and investigation as to why this thing freezes constantly is ongoing."

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