[Nottingham] Ubuntu comes of age...

Simon Sleaford simon.sleaford at gmail.com
Fri May 22 21:29:59 UTC 2009

I managed to download Moblin from a torrent after it seemed like the direct
link was getting hammered. I didn't install it but did try it from a USB
install and was very impressed with the design, it seems like just  the kind
of thing that that a netbook should be running; something fast and light
with a focus on online content and "the cloud" (still not sure if I like
that term). Got a little frustrated with it when I was trying to get it to
run at work through the proxy but I think that was more down to the setup
there. I'll definitely be following the progress of Moblin and trying a full
install when it comes out of beta. Certainly beats running XP that my
netbook came with.

As an aside, I'm going to try to come to one of the Thursday socials in the
very near future. The Navigation is just over the road from where I work so
no excuses really.



2009/5/22 David Aldred <david at familyaldred.org.uk>

> On Friday 22 May 2009, Joshua Lock wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > 2009/5/22 Sergiusz Pawlowicz <sergiusz at pawlowicz.name>:
> > > On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 10:23, Martin <martin at ml1.co.uk> wrote:
> > >> Let the penguins march onwards!
> > >
> > > If we are talking about distros for portables, did anybody try moblin?
> > >
> > >
> http://moblin.org/community/blogs/imad/2009/moblin-v20-beta-netbooks-and-
> > >nettops-its-here
> >
> > First of all, thank you! I've been resisting self-plugging since we
> > announced :-)
> >
> > Please; download it, try it and let us know what you think.
> > You can run the distro from a USB key fairly well so you don't even
> > have to nuke any existing installs on your netbook.
> I was thinking of having a look at it; I've just put Ubuntu UNR onto my
> Aspire
> One, and it's definitely worth having a proper Linux on it rather than the
> native Linpus.
> UNR is pretty good, but had a couple of drawbacks;  the only thing which
> sounded like a potential comparative limitation on Moblin was the breadth
> of
> software on the repos.
> --
> David Aldred
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