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ON TEST: Ubuntu Netbook Edition

Aug 12, 2010, 19:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Darryl Adams)

"The latest version of Ubuntu "Lucid Lynx" -- 10.4 -- comes in a netbook-optimised version that is designed for computer makers to deploy on new netbooks, but it is also available for public download. It's a great operating system choice for netbook users.

"One of the more noticeable features of the netbook is the design choices for small screens. It is here that Ubuntu Netbook Edition shines. Using the Gnome Desktop Manager as its base, the user interface is crisp, clean and very functional. The menu system takes the whole left hand side of the screen. Instead of small icons and menu choices like on a normal windows and Linux start menus, Ubuntu Desktop Edition uses big icons that take over the desktop. This is a welcome choice, as it reduces the chance of miss hitting the wrong icon. I quickly found I preferred this system to the normal Gnome/Ubuntu desktop."

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