Linked by lemur2 on Fri 3rd Jun 2011 22:24 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Netbook innovator Asustek has announced that it will ship three models of its Eee PC with Ubuntu 10.10 preinstalled. Canonical announced Asus' decision to load the Eee PC 1001PXD, 1011PX and 1015PX with Ubuntu 10.10 from 1 June as one that will "make it one of the most user-friendly PCs on the market". Asus said that "many more" Eee PC models running Ubuntu will be available later this year. Linux fans will hope that in the three years since Asus started shipping Linux on its Eee PCs users will have realised that Linux is far more lightweight and suited to netbook computing than Windows.
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Maverick Meerkat
by Gone fishing on Sat 4th Jun 2011 08:43 UTC
Gone fishing
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2006-02-22

Maverick seems an odd choice to me.

Why not pick 10.04 an LTS or 11.04 the latest release? Personally I like 11.04 and the Unity desktop it is also very suited to small screens

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RE: Maverick Meerkat
by ThomasFuhringer on Sat 4th Jun 2011 09:27 in reply to "Maverick Meerkat"
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2007-01-25

Shouldn't you be able to simply run an upgrade to the current version?

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RE: Maverick Meerkat
by vivainio on Sat 4th Jun 2011 09:34 in reply to "Maverick Meerkat"
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2008-12-26

Maverick is probably the version they had time to QA.

Lucid is old and somewhat buggy compared to Maverick; Natty is new and probably a bit dangerous considering the all new Unity thing (which I enjoy quite a bit btw).

Maverick is the right call.

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RE[2]: Maverick Meerkat
by Gone fishing on Sat 4th Jun 2011 10:06 in reply to "RE: Maverick Meerkat"
Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

Maverick is supported until April 2012 Lucid supported until April 2013. I tend to agree with your assessment of Lucid being a little buggy if I have a criticism of Ubuntu it would be that the LTS should be more conservative and stable, however, to me it looks a better option on the basis of supported life.

I'd rather have Natty - but I can well I can see the issues. I expect 11.10 to be a great release.

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