Thoughts on Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.04

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Since about Christmas my primary machine for day-to-day computing has been an Acer Aspire One D250. So of course the first thing I wanted to do is replace the stock Windows 7 with Ubuntu Netbook Edition.

I really like the UNE interface with netbook-launcher providing an easy to use launcher and maximus/window-picker-applet providing a great way to make the most of the limited screen real estate (1024x600). However, not everybody prefers this UI so one of the interesting new things in the 10.04 release is that you can choose between a normal GNOME UI and the UNE-customized UI at login.

For netbooks that do not have 3D accelerated graphics hardware UNE 10.04 has a pretty decent fallback mechanism for netbook-launcher that uses Enlightenment libraries instead of the usual Clutter library.

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