Ubuntu Light Review – The future of Ubuntu in mobile devices?

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“Canonical’s new frontier is the potentially lucrative dual boot market. With Ubuntu Light Canonical is offering swift boot times, access to media in Windows partitions and the fastest route to the internet possible on small form factor computers. Russell Barnes investigates to see if it’s ready for prime time…

“Ubuntu Light is a scaled-down, stripped-back version of Ubuntu that makes use of the new Unity-based interface that shipped with the last version of Netbook Remix and is due to go live on desktops with Ubuntu 11.04. Designed primarily as a dual-boot distribution for netbooks – a buddy distro for a standard Windows installation, if you will – Ubuntu Light is also targeted at smaller embedded and mobile devices; things aren’t happening in that area just yet. Since Ubuntu Light is a specialist distro currently only available for manufacturers to pre-install alongside Windows 7, it’s currently not available for download. It can be found, however, installed as standard on Dell’s excellent Inspiron M101z sub-notebook (reviewed here).”

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