Ultraportable Ubuntu version out next month
Canonical head and Ubuntu founder, Mark Shuttleworth, says that Ubuntu will be releasing an ultraportable version of Ubuntu next month. In an interview today with the Guardian, Shuttleworth said: “We’re announcing it in the first week of June. It’s called the Netbook Remix. We’re working with Intel, which produces chips custom-made for this sector.”
Asked whether he expected Linux to make a breakthrough on the desktop, Shuttleworth said that “if people continue to define a desktop as the thing that they run Microsoft Word on, then Windows will retain its position. My sense, though, is that people are increasingly defining the desktop as the thing that they get access to the internet from. In that case, there’s a real possibility that we’re able to shift people onto different platforms.
“I think it’s the emergence of the internet as the killer application, the thing that describes what you want from the computer, that opens the door to us.”