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Upcoming Ubuntu 10.10 Upgrades User Interface for Netbooks

The upcoming release of Ubuntu, scheduled for final release in October, will bring some new interface improvements including a different Netbook edition.

The beta ships with GNOME 2.31, which introduces support for the new dconf configuration storage system. Ubuntu’s standard F-Spot photo tool has been replaced by Shotwell, a relatively new application that is developed by nonprofit software group Yorba… The Ubuntu Netbook Edition has seen particularly dramatic improvements during this development cycle due to Canonical’s work on the new Unity user interface.

Ubuntu 10.10 beta arrives with new netbook UI [ArsTechnica]

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  • Published 09/5/10

Comments (2)

  1. JimRod

    And this is exactly what I want on a Tablet.

    Why has Android been able to steal the limelight over Ubuntu or other Linux derivatives?

    I can’t be the only person looking for an Ubuntu based tablet?

  2. Zack

    @JimRod I agree. I love the concept of an Android tablet, but I’m a Linux user through and through. Ubuntu Netbook would be a great port for tablet with touch interfaces. Of course, there would have to be development for a certain tablet, but the user could just buy that tablet and then put Ubuntu on it. I see it in the same way a person would buy a computer for a Hackintosh specifically.

    If a Ubuntu tablet with a program like Evernote or Onenote on it where you can handwrite notes, then I’d buy it as soon as possible.

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