Kubuntu Netbook Edition

Jonathan Jesse jjesse at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 14:44:17 BST 2009

This is great news, I have a Dell Mini 9 that I will install this weekend
on.  Just to make sure I understand, Install Karmic, install kubuntu-netbook
and remove kubuntu-dekstop?

On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 12:55 AM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com>wrote:

> As some of you already know, we decided at UDS to produce a new Kubuntu
> flavor
> for Karmic optimized for the netbook form factor.  Here's the spec:
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/kubuntu-karmic-netbook-edition
> This work is starting to take shape.
> The Kubuntu seed collection now includes a set of seeds for netbook.
>  Please
> take care when changing the desktop seed or other Kubuntu seeds that now
> have
> netbook equivalents to include appropriate changes (almost all of them will
> be
> appropriate) to the netbook seeds too.
> The kubuntu-meta source package now builds both kubuntu-desktop and a new
> metapackage called kubuntu-netbook.  Currenlty it is the same as the
> desktop,
> but we expect this to change.
> If you are running Kubuntu Karmic on a netbook and you want to participate
> in
> testing and evaluating what we hope will become the Kubuntu Netbook
> Edition,
> then you can install kubuntu-netbook and remove kubuntu-desktop.  As of now
> that should not cause any other changes.  Keep an eye on upgrades and let
> us
> know what you think.
> Tonio is working on an appropriate set of default settings for netbooks and
> I'm working on getting all the bits of plumbing in place to start to build
> images.
> Scott K
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