Ubuntu Linux, which started with the tagline “Linux for human beings,” was originally an easy to use Linux distribution for desktop users. Canonical picked what they considered to be the best of breed applications from the many thousands available in the Debian Linux distribution, put on a healthy dose of polish, and released their own version.
Canonical has set its sights on the netbook market. Ubuntu Netbook Edition is pretty mature with the Ubuntu 10.04 release, but things aren’t stopping here. In fact, major improvements are expected in the upcoming Ubuntu 10.10 Maverik Meerkat. Canonical has unveiled two new products, Unity – a brand-new, lighweight deskt...
The MeeGo community, formed by Intel and Nokia, on Thursday released the MeeGo distribution infrastructure and operating system base to developers. Images released are Intel Atom-based netbooks; ARM-based Nokia N900; and Intel Atom-based handsets running on the Moorestown chip.
The Intel- and Nokia-backed MeeGo project released version 1.0 of an open source operating system optimized for Intel Atom-based netbooks. MeeGo v1.0 for Netbooks -- which we found to be speedy -- comprises Google's Chrome browser, Nokia's Qt 4.6, plus a variety of other tools, and will be followed next month by a handset version, says the project....
During May’s Google IO developer conference, the first netbooks using the Linux-based ChromeOS were announced from Acer and Samsung. This was a public follow up from the very public beta of ChromeOS netbooks kicked off in December. One of the morning keynotes was dedicated to describing the new netbooks and their features.
Even with the rise of tablets and smartphones, many people still prefer netbooks as their portable computing devices. However, with so many Linux distros out there, choosing the right Linux distro for the netbook can be a tough task for a lot of people.
Ive been looking at netbooks and i was wondering, are the 7" netbooks good? I have desktop, and a 10" tablet, i also have a laptop but has no fan so i dont use it... but the netbooks are only $40 which would be great because i could install linux and use it for typing and fun. But is it worth it?