Linked by fran on Wed 9th Mar 2011 20:41 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "One of the benefits of the direction that's been taken with the next release of Ubuntu is that there is no longer a need for a separate netbook edition. The introduction of the new shell for Ubuntu means that we have a user interface that works equally well whatever the form factor of the PC. And the underlying technology works on a range of architectures including those common in netbook, notebooks, desktops or whatever you choose to run it on. Hence the need for a separate version for netbooks is removed"
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Desktop Edition removed
by BrianH on Wed 9th Mar 2011 21:08 UTC
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The UI of the new Ubuntu is the one from the current Netbook Edition, not the one from the Desktop Edition. So it's really the Desktop Edition that is being removed. Not a problem though, since the Unity UI is being scaled up.

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