Ubuntu Netbook Edition folded into Ubuntu for next release
Posted on: 03/09/2011 09:15 PM

Canonical will discontinue the Ubuntu Netbook Edition after there is no longer a need for a separate netbook edition.

Ubuntu Netbook Edition folded into Ubuntu for next release


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.

To be clear, this is the opposite of us withdrawing from the netbook market. In fact looking at the download figures on ubuntu.com interest in netbooks is not only thriving but booming. It’s us recognising that the market has moved on and celebrating that separate images are no longer a requirement as the much anticipated convergence of devices moves closer.



Printed from Linux Compatible (http://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/story/ubuntu_netbook_edition_folded_into_ubuntu_for_next_release.html)