2 panels waste the height needed for web browsing on 16/10 screens

John McCabe-Dansted gmatht at gmail.com
Sat Apr 3 12:46:07 UTC 2010

On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 4:58 PM, Jérôme Bouat <jerome.bouat at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
>  > Ubuntu - two bar (desktop edition)
> The issue is that small screens are now shipped high performance laptop
> (~1000 €).
> On those high performance laptops, I would not use the netbook remix
> flavor but the genuine flavor of Ubuntu.

A $200 dollar netbook runs the "genuine" flavor of Ubuntu well.
Actually I've found the genuine flavor of Ubuntu runs on pretty much
any old hardware while the UNR is painful to use without a 3D
accelerator even with graphics quality set to its lowest.

The UNR seems to be more a way to provide the "maximus" possible
usable screen space and to provide bigger icons that are easier to hit
on those annoying touchpads than to be cut-down* -- Ubuntu is already
much lighter than WIndows Vista/7. I've heard they are moving towards
abiword for UNR, but you can easily install openoffice if that is what
you want (or as Dmitrijs said, install ubuntu-netbook-remix on an
existing Ubuntu install).

* lubuntu is quite a nice cut down desktop, which also only has a
single panel by default.

John C. McCabe-Dansted

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