Ubuntu Netbook Edition
Ubuntu Netbook Edition (UNE), known as Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) prior to the release of Ubuntu 10.04, is a discontinued version of the Ubuntu operating system (OS) that had been optimized to enable it to work better on netbooks and other devices with small screens or with the Intel Atom CPU.
|Developer||Canonical Ltd. / Ubuntu Foundation|
|Working state||Merged into desktop edition from Ubuntu 11.04. End of life as a separate OS.|
|Source model||Open source|
|Latest release||10.10 / October 10, 2010|
|Update method||APT (front-ends available)|
|Package manager||dpkg (front-ends like Synaptic available)|
|Kernel type||Monolithic (Linux)|
|Default user interface||GNOME + Unity|
|License||Free software licenses|
(mainly GPL) / Various others
UNE was available starting with Ubuntu release 8.04 ("Hardy Heron"). UNE was also an optional preinstalled operating system on some netbooks, such as Dell Inspiron Mini 10v and the Toshiba NB100, and also ran on popular models such as the Acer Aspire One and the Asus Eee PC.
UNE could be installed in several ways:
- by first installing the regular Ubuntu package, then adding the UNE repository and installing the relevant packages. Starting with Ubuntu 10.04, the packages are available on main repositories.
- by downloading UNE directly from the Ubuntu server, as either a .iso or .img file and writing the file to a USB stick (using Ubuntu Live USB Creator or UNetbootin) or CD.
- an option to install via the Wubi installer is available for the Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" release.
Starting with UNE 10.10, the interface was switched to Unity. Due to the desktop version of Ubuntu also being changed to the Unity interface, the netbook edition was rolled into the general Ubuntu distribution starting with Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal and the netbook edition was discontinued as a separate distribution.
Dell Ubuntu Netbook Edition is built specifically for the hardware profile of the Inspiron Mini 9, and is also available for the Inspiron Mini 12. It includes a custom built interface and launcher as well as non-free codecs such as MPEG-4 and MP3. It began shipping on September 22, 2008.
EasyPeasy is considered to be among the first UNE-based distributions, with a focus on the usage of proprietary software like Skype by default and also integrating a set of different standard applications and drivers.
The minimum requirements are a Intel Atom CPU of at least 1.6 GHz, 512MB RAM and 4GB storage.
Ubuntu Netbook Edition was officially shipped with the following netbooks:
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