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Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 Shines Bright

Nov 05, 2009, 18:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Ferrill)

"One of the first things we have to establish before we get too far in the process is the fact that there is a significant difference in the two options when it comes to target audience. UNR is targeted at Ubuntu users looking for a compact and small display-friendly version of their favorite distribution. It brings the majority of the applications found in the desktop distribution along with a few user interface (UI) tweaks to make it a little easier to do what you need to do.

"Moblin's stated goals include such things as minimal boot time, high productivity centered around social networking tools like twitter, last.fm and all the popular chat services. It also uses a completely different desktop approach using what they call zones. The idea behind this concept is to group activities into zones for quick access and context switching. With this context we'll proceed with our investigation.


"One of the best features added to Ubuntu 9.04 for netbook owners is the USB Start Disk creator tool. This makes it drop dead simple to create a bootable USB disk from any number of different distribution formats including IMG, ISO and others. You'll find the program under the System Administration tab from the applications menu on any Ubuntu distribution after 9.04."

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