An Ubuntu netbook?
Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has hinted at the likelihood of an ultra-portable netbook pre-loaded with Ubuntu Remix in the very near future. Ubuntu Remix is the lightweight version of Ubuntu that Canonical announced last week.
Writing on his blog Shuttleworth says that “the Canonical OEM team has been approached by a number of OEMs who want to sell netbooks (small, low-cost laptops with an emphasis on the web) based on Ubuntu.”
Although Shuttleworth gives no indication of who these companies are he does say that Canonical is “working with two companies that want more radical user interface innovation. Canonical is participating directly in the design and implementation of one of those UI’s, and we’re integrating someone else’s UI on an Ubuntu base for the second project.