[ale] Ubuntu Netbook Remix
jfries10 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 28 17:17:27 EDT 2010
I know I chimed in a little late on this one but I just loaded the netbook
Remix on my netbook and I really like it. It makes my netbook easier to use.
It came from Dell with Ubuntu 8.04 so it was in need of an upgrade anyway. I
say go for it if you haven't already.
On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 4:54 PM, Michael Hirsch <mdhirsch at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 6:09 AM, Van Loggins <vanloggins at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I recently acquired a Acer Aspire One Netbook, and decided to try Ubuntu
> > 10.04 Netbook Remix on it.
> > I wanted to ask if anyone else on the list has used the netbook remix
> > version of Ubuntu and what your opinion is on it.
> I'm had my netbook for about a year and have been using UNR for pretty
> much the whole time. I think it is a great interface for a netbook.
> My desktop runs KDE, and I'm not a big GNOME fan, but I love UNR (and
> dislike KNR, the KDE Netbook Remix).
> On a netbook I pretty much always want full screen windows. I think
> UNR does a nice job of putting just a bare minimum of information at
> the top of the screen so that I can see what else is running. I can
> use the mouse or ALT-Tab to switch apps.
> I think the main launcher is pretty good with a reasonable
> categorization of the apps plus an easy way to put apps on the
> "Favorites" screen.
> I think the file manager could use some improvement, especially as
> relates to removable drives, but no one in my house uses files much on
> a netbook.
> We use our netbook primarily for web-browsing, including email via a
> web-mail client. That includes you-tube and flash games. sometimes
> we look at photos on it. Other uses are skype, and sometimes I'll use
> it as an SSH client, or some wacky thing like that.
> Everyone in my family uses it w/o trouble--me, wife, and two girls, 10
> and 15. I wish I'd set up my Mom's computer with URN instead of
> KDE--I think is is a great UI for a limited use or user of a computer.
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