We already knew the Gigabyte M912 ultraportable tablet would run Windows Vista instead of XP. But if you look closely that this hands-on video from Laptop Magazine, you can see that it’s also capable of running Ubuntu. And not just any old Ubuntu. That looks to me like Ubuntu Netbook Remix, the new version of the open source operating system customized for low cost computers with Intel’s low-power Atom CPU.

Basically, Ubuntu Netbook Remix is just plain old Ubuntu with some CPU optimizations and a new program launcher designed for devices with small screens. But it’s interesting to see that Gigabyte loaded the OS onto a demo unit, and it seems to run smoothly.

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2 replies on “Gigabyte M912 running Ubuntu Netbook Remix – Video”

    1. im running ubuntu on a usb stick for my really old hp tablet. the touch scrren and everything works sweet, i have never had a problem with any drivers ubuntu rocks out man

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