Softpedia announced yesterday, December 28th, the immediate availability for download of a new Ubuntu Remix, this time featuring the next-gen, super-fast, simplistic Razor-qt desktop environment.Today we've tested the Ubuntu Razor-qt Remix distribution, which is actually an early Kubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) build, from October 2011, featuring KDE Software Compilation 4.7.1.
At the login manager you can choose the Razor-qt desktop (which is set as default) or the KDE Plasma Workspace, including the failsafe sessions.
As you can see from the screenshots below, the Razor-qt desktop environment is pretty simplistic, it doesn't eat a lot of memory and it has a desktop edit mode where you can rearrange, remove of add new widgets.
Razor-qt uses KDE Plasma apps and the Qt UI framework for the user interface. It is still in early development and bugs may occur here and there.
What you can't see in the screenshots is that it's still using the Kubuntu boot splash screen, the installation doesn't work, and we couldn't logout/restart/shutdown from the KDE Plasma session.
For more information about this project, take a look at the Ubuntu Razor-qt Remix announcement and the screenshot tour below.
Download Ubuntu Razor-qt Remix right now from Softpedia.