Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix

Lost in the release of Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope yesterday for desktops and servers was the release the Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix. The Notebook Remix is an operating system targeted towards mini-notebooks with limited computing resources and screen sizes.

The minimum requirements for the Netbook Remix is 4GB of disk space, 384MB RAM and at least an Atom processor. The OS boots from a USB stick since most of the mini-notebooks don’t have CD or DVD drives included.

The Netbook Remix is fined tuned to run on popular mini-notebooks like the Acer Asus Aspire One, Asus Eee PC 1000, Dell Mini 9 and even my Lenovo S10 which I have yet to try. It comes at minimum with the Firefox browser, OpenOffice suite of applications.

The OS claims to have better boot times, power management features, wi-fi support and support for a wide range of drivers. The OS can be downloaded directly to your USB stick from Ubuntu’s website.