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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Ubuntu Netbook Remix is not the only game in town for users looking for an Ubuntu interface that caters to the small screens (and, in some cases, touchscreens) of netbooks. Lubuntu also offers its own version of the “netbook remix.”
Why LNR matters
If you read this blog very often, you know that I tend to write stuff off as insignificant, because I’m pessimistic like that. It would be typical of me to conclude that no one will ever use LNR, because Ubuntu Netbook Remix (and its next-generation cousin, Unity, which I wrote about last week) already fills its niche adequately.
But as much as I’d love to dismiss LNR, I can’t. It may be only an alternative interface for an alternative variant of an alternative operating system, but it also stands out for several reasons, most notably: