What is a remix?
A remix is a ‘respun’ version of Ubuntu built for a specific purpose.
Although Canonical has encouraged community projects to use this
terminology for some time, this is the first time that Canonical has
used it. We are using it to differentiate from an ‘Edition’ which we
consider a complete version with daily builds suitable for the average
user with no additional work beyond installing the CD.
Canonical works with devices manufacturers (OEMs) to pre-install Ubuntu
Netbook Remix. These commercial products contain software that is not
free and built for a specific hardware configuration unique to the OEM.
These are not publicly available as we do not have the right to
redistribute the software.
All of the initial Ubuntu Netbook remixes combine optimisations from
the Moblin project for Intel® Atom™ processors and it is specially
designed for netbooks. Intel and Canonical are working to create a new
computing experience across a rapidly expanding category of portable
Reasons to choose Ubuntu Netbook Remix
- Rapid route to market – UI configured to work with Intel Atom processor-based netbooks so you are ready to go
- Small OS footprint – fits within a 4GB flash drive with room for additional storage
- Expert engineering – based on Ubuntu’s well-tested, globally proven software
Clean licensing – all work conforms with open
source and commercial application licensing with audio and video codecs
that are legally licensable
- New Interface – built for accessing your
favourite on and off-line applications rapidly and optimised for the
restricted screen size this is radically different
- No viruses – Ubuntu is a smooth, safe computing and browsing experience
- Optimised for netbook components – built from the ground up to take advantage of speed and power capabilities of the chip set
- Large developer community – gain the benefits of innovation from some of the world’s leading free and open source developers
Thanks to Ubuntu