May 8, 2009

Dell shipping revamped Ubuntu 8.04 with the Mini 10

Dells been tweaking the Dell-designed user interface on the Linux version of the Mini 10. For those of you who have never seen the UI, the best way to explain it is that it is activity-based. The goal all along with the Ubuntu interface is to take the application out of the equation. Instead they are paving the way for people to interact with the Mini based on what they want to do – e.g. I want to browse the Internet, I want to look at pictures, I want to chat with my family, I want to play a game of Solitaire, etc.

With this new version Dell has gone through some real efforts to make Ubuntu 8.04 look all 2009ish and the all round experience more visually appealing.

For a more visual explanation, here's a short video from Doug Anson:


1 comment:

  1. That's such an improvement! It looks pretty sweet - though there's too much wasted space on the desktop as is.