Friday, May 1, 2009

Reviews: Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04

Here are two recent reviews of the Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04
I personally think that Ubuntu Netbook Remix is a good idea in theory. Nevertheless, no amount of tweaking the GUI would hide the fact that most folks who buy netbooks aren't linux power users to begin with. Moreover, a typical netbook user has no idea about the fine legal print between free and non-free software and codecs, etc. What Canonical could have done is to make it easier for newbies to download and install the codecs they need from an easy-to-navigate page instead of making these newbies dig through Synaptic, manually add medibuntu and other nonfree repositories, manually add authentication key files, etc. In other words, I think the ideal Ubuntu Netbook Remix would combine the power of Ubuntu Linux with the intuitive simplicity of Mac OS X.

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