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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RE: Comment by XCoder
by Peter Besenbruch on Thu 10th Mar 2011 19:08 UTC in reply to "Comment by XCoder"
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Unity is awful. This is the most unproductive UI on linux. But because the standard gnome environment also available on netbook editation, this is not too big problem for me. But IMHO the Unity based ubuntu is not a too good idea.

I think it's important to cut Canonical some slack here. No-one considers the unity interface on Karmic to be usable; it's buggy and slow. I will check it out when Oneiric rolls around. Remember, even at version 4.6 KDE is facing issues with many of its plasma widgets not working properly. At 4.0 KDE was horrible. It wasn't that great at 4.3 when I tried it. Now it's a good desktop for those who don't mind the system load.

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