"One of the benefits of the direction that’s been taken with the next release of Ubuntu is that there is no longer a need for a separate netbook edition. 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. 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."Given my own experience I'm ambivalent to the passing of Ubuntu Netbook Remix, but nonetheless, I couldn't let it pass without comment.
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OMG! Ubuntu The end of Ubuntu Netbook edition
Canonical Blog Ubuntu Netbook Edition folded into Ubuntu for next release