Ubuntu Netbook Remix full review
As a result, Ubuntu Netbook Remix is a lightweight OS supposed to run with reduced memory and processor requirements.
Visually, the significant difference from regular Ubuntu is the desktop interface. Access to applications, the web, documents and media are all under a simplified, quick-launch interface - but still sporting the familiar orange-and-brown colour scheme.
The Ubuntu Netbook Remix download is 680MB in size. Installing on to an Asus Eee PC 1005HA took about 15 minutes. We found it very intuitive to navigate UNR's quick-launch user interface - the left side of the main menu organizes applications into categories (eg, Accessories, Games and Graphics). Text was large and clear enough to read on a 10.1in screen.
Clicking a category lists icons, large and easy to identify, for the applications in the centre of the launcher menu screen. The right side lists the folders of your personal files (Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos); when you connect a USB flash or hard drive to your netbook, its icon appears under this list.
Even though there were initial compatibility issues with media files, clicking an MP3 file automatically downloaded and installed - after permission was sought - the appropriate proprietary codec. It was a convenient click-and-fix process.
Be aware that there may be some compatibility issues with your particular netbook's hardware. We'd recommend first checking before deciding whether to install.
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See also: Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope review
Ubuntu Netbook Remix: Specs
- Intel Atom processor
- 512 MB RAM
- 4GB Flash disk (SSD) or hard disk