Taking Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix out for a Spin
Mar 06, 2010, 12:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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
"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."