Kubuntu Netbook Remix10.04

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An Ubuntu-derived distribution with the K Desktop Environment, now for your netbook computer

editor's review




As its name suggests, Kubuntu Netbook Remix is a special edition of the Kubuntu Linux operating system that has been designed from the ground up to be deployed on netbook computers. It uses a special edition of the KDE desktop environment, optimized for machines with small screens.

Supports only 32-bit hardware platforms

Being designed for netbook computers, the Netbook Remix edition of Kubuntu comes as a Live CD ISO image that contains software packages optimized only for 32-bit (i386) hardware platforms. It’s a hybrid ISO image that can be written on a USB thumb drive, allowing users to install the OS on any netbook.

Boot menu à la Kubuntu Linux

This special Kubuntu edition comes with a Live CD boot menu that is identical with the one of the main Kubuntu operating system, allowing the user to try the distribution without installing it, start the installer directly, check the disc for errors (only if using a CD media), run a memory test or boot the local drive.

The KDE desktop has been optimized for computers with small screens

Being an official Kubuntu flavor, the Netbook Remix boasts a KDE desktop environment that has been optimized for computers with small screens. It comprises of a Launchpad (application launcher), a search function, various widgets, as well as a taskbar.

Comes pre-loaded with KDE-specific apps

Besides the OpenOffice.org office suite and Mozilla Firefox web browser, the distribution comes pre-loaded with KDE-specific apps like Quassel IRC client, Kopete instant messenger, Akregator news reader, KMail email client, KTorrent BitTorrent client, Konqueror web browser, Dragon Player video player, Amarok audio player and Gwenview image viewer.

It is no longer under active development

Unfortunately, the Kubuntu Netbook Remix is no longer under active development and won’t receive any software updates or security patches. It is an unsafe operating system that should not be installed on production machines. It has been archived for historical purposes only.

Kubuntu Netbook Remix was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on August 19th, 2014
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