In practical terms, that means two things:
- You can now download an Ubuntu Netbook Remix USB disk image that will let you run the netbook version of the operating system from a Flash drive without installing it (although you can also use the USB stick to install the OS).
- You can also install the UNR interface on top of a normal Ubuntu system by typing “sudo apt-get install ubuntu-netbook-remix” into a terminal window. It’s no longer necessary to install half a dozen different packages.
I also keep looking at the Ubuntu Netbook Remix interface and thinking how much more sense it would make with a touchscreen device. Hopefully we’ll be able to test it out with convertible tablet style netbooks like the Asus Eee PC T91 and Gigabyte Touch Note soon.