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The beauty, the function: Ubuntu netbook launcher on Mandriva

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When I was in Berlin for the annual round-up of the Linux gnus I asked around, Fedora, Opensuse, Debian, Mandriva, Ubuntu – that was the only one offering a beautiful desktop launcher with their Ubuntu Netbook Remix. Installed, worked nicely and was a beauty to look at – if you don’t mind brownish colors. But back home I looked over that beauty in the light of day and “the morning sun shining in her face really told her virtues” (thx Rod!). There was no way I could get the built-in mike to work with Skype. Goodbye beauty, function is on the top of my list!

Installed Mandriva 2009.1 from the powerpack, using the LXDE desktop for a smaller system – and what I expected: everything working. Yesterday German users from MandrivaUser.de began working on the netbook-launcher – the desktop which made the beauty of the Ubuntu Netbook Remix.

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