Ubuntu Netbook Remix is dead. Long Live Ubuntu

From the “Nefarious Netbook’ files:

Canonical has decided to retire the Ubuntu Netbook Remix – as a named product.

The Netbook Remix was a personal favorite of mine, as it made it easy for me to point my netbook friends at it, as an easy replacement for whatever OS was installed by default on their device.

Netbooks after all have under-powered CPUs, low RAM and small screens. The needs of Netbook users are categorically different than regular desktop users right?

The introduction of the new shell for Ubuntu means that we have a user
interface that works equally well whatever the form factor of the PC,”Gerry Carr, director platform marketing at Canonical blogged. “And the underlying technology works on a range of architectures
including those common in netbook, notebooks, desktops or whatever you
choose to run it on. Hence the need for a separate version for netbooks
is removed.”

I’m not so sure I agree.

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