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angelsneverdie
August 30th, 2009, 11:33 PM
Hello,

i'm looking into getting a netbook and I would want one with ubuntu instead of windows. any advice on this?

secondly,
does ubuntu netbook remix run compbiz? specifically i need the zoom magnifier that it has for my wife who is mostly blind.

thanks\!

FreezWay
August 30th, 2009, 11:35 PM
dell has a few netbooks with ubuntu.. i mean a FEW. check out system76 and ZaReason

angelsneverdie
August 31st, 2009, 01:04 AM
thanks for those sources, i'll check them out. any ideas on if it can handle compiz?

also, are there any out there with integrated t-mobile wireless broadband? i heard dell will be coming out with a netbook for tmobile soon, but not sure if it will be one that they will sell with ubuntu . .

thanks again

techstop
August 31st, 2009, 01:32 AM
does ubuntu netbook remix run compbiz? specifically i need the zoom magnifier that it has for my wife who is mostly blind.

thanks\!

There is a known incompatibility between compiz and one of the components of UNR (can't remember which one off the top of my head). You get redraw issues on your panels and desktop, freezes etc.

Just run vanilla ubuntu and compiz, you'll be fine.