Ubuntu Netbook Remix
Welcome to the Karmic Koala edition of Ubuntu Netbook Remix, an open source and freely distributed operating system that uses a unique user interface specifically designed for portable computers with small screens, such as netbooks.
Availability and boot options
It can be downloaded from the dedicated download section (see above) as a single Live CD ISO image, which can be written on a USB flash drive of 1GB or higher capacity. It can also be burned onto a CD disc, in case you plan on installing or testing the distribution using an external CD-ROM device.
When booted, the medium will ask the user to choose a language, which will be used for the live session. Then you can access the boot prompt, from where it is possible to try the operating system without installing anything on your computer, test the RAM for errors, or boot an existing OS from the first disk.
In addition, you can check the disc for defects (only if using a CD media), choose a different keyboard map, select different modes for the live session, enable accessibility options, add extra kernel parameters, and install the distribution without testing it (not recommended).
Canonical's special UI for netbooks
This is the first edition of Ubuntu Netbook Remix to feature the revamped user interface developed by Canonical specifically for netbook computers, because of their small screen. It offers a transparent and beautiful menu comprised of the main software categories, but will also allow users to quickly access files and system settings.
Default applications include the Evolution email and calendar client, Mozilla Firefox web browser, Cheese webcam viewer, Empathy instant messenger, Ubuntu Software Center, F-Spot image viewer and organizer, Transmission BitTorrent client, OpenOffice.org office suite, Rhythmbox music player, Synaptic Package Manager, and Totem video player.
In conclusion, the Karmic Koala edition of Ubuntu Netbook Remix is a groundbreaking operating system, specifically designed to beautify any netbook computer. It is engineered for the i386 (32-bit) architecture, but it also supports 64-bit hardware platforms.