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Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition beta review

Sep 09, 2010, 16:35 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Russell Barnes)

"Ubuntu Unity is a bold step for Ubuntu caretaker Canonical and its Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook remix. It offers a completely new user interface built on the backbone of key features due in GNOME 3 including Mutter and Zeitgeist. Russell Barnes tests it to breaking point (and found that it did. Regularly.)…

"This article is due to appear in issue 92 of Linux User & Developer magazine.Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition beta review Subscribe and save more than 30% and receive our exclusive money back guarantee – click here to find out more.

"Not only does the Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition beta boast features due in GNOME 3, namely Mutter (compositing window manager) and Zeitgeist (activity logging engine), it's also forward looking, with a view to touch-screen compatibility. That said, it still only represents the tip of the iceberg as far as Canonical is concerned.

"While Ubuntu Unity is designed to take on the netbook market with a full-frontal attack, a different spin on Unity called Ubunty Light has been designed alongside it to make in-roads into the dual-boot, instant-on market. As the name suggests it's a considerably lighter version of Unity designed to reach a web browser within ten seconds of hitting the instant-on button."

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