Ubuntu Netbook Remix Name to Disappear with Natty Narwhal 11.04 Release

I’m a fan of Linux in general and Ubuntu in particular. Various versions of Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) have made their home on my first netbook, an Acer Aspire One, for several years now. That’s a screenshot of UNR 10.04LTS on my Aspire One seen to the left. UNR is a version of Ubuntu Linux with a graphical user interface tuned for netbooks’ relatively small low-resolution displays (typically 1024×600 or lower).

Starting with Ubuntu’s next major release (version 11.04), netbook users will not have to download a special release. With version 11.04, Ubuntu Linux will not differentiate between a “desktop” edition and a “netbook” edition. There will, however, still be a Ubuntu Server edition.

Ubuntu Netbook Edition folded into Ubuntu for next release (Canonical Blog)

Ubuntu 11.04, codenamed Natty Narwhal, is currently scheduled to be released on April 28.