Ubuntu Netbook Remix

Glynn Foster (of OpenSolaris and Gnome fame) kindly pointed me to Ubuntu Netbook Remix in a comment under my last post.

Well…HP what the hell are you thinking? Why on earth distrubute Novell SUSE Enterprise when such a hot hot distro exists? Indeed, why would you consider any other operating system, especially ones that cost money and restrict users?

I can’t speak highly enough about UNR. Just try it. Go to the web site, follow the instructions, or, send me a 2GB USB key and I promise to send it back with a bootable image ready to install.

To support my case, exhibit 1.

A menu view

A menu view

Exhibit 2:

Comparing Apples

Comparing Apples

and Exhibit 3

Gratuitous Firefox Shot

Gratuitous Firefox Shot

This is a simple very well thought out UI. If this is just the start of the usability work that is on its way I really do have high expectations that Ubuntu will be knocking off OSX sometime very soon.

Next up, Arch.

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