Ubuntu Laptop

Canonical unveils Ubuntu Netbook Remix at Computex 2008 in Taipei. This operating system is basically a “reworked desktop image of Ubuntu built specifically for a new category of portable internet-centric devices.” Click here for first picture in gallery.

We are told that this flavor will feature a launcher that enables users to “get online more quickly and have faster access to their favorite applications,” and that it “leverages Moblin technologies optimized for the Intel Atom processor.”

[via Engadget]

An ASUS Eee PC user managed to get Ubuntu with the Compiz Fusion add-on running, and provides us with a short demonstration. Just to recap, the ASUS Eee PC boasts a 7-inch display, 2GB or 8GB SSD drives, 256MB/1GB RAM, and weighs only 2.03-pounds. Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

Here’s a video of the two programs loaded onto a completely stock, 512MB Asus Eee PC. We were way impressed by how the Eee doesn’t break a sweat during all the effects

[via GizmodoFlickr]

Cube Atlantis is basically a CompizFusion plugin that renders “a few fish, sharks, whales, and dolphins in your desktop cube.” Video after the jump.

To install this plugin, along with a wealth of other entertaining and useful plugins for CompizFusion, select the “compiz-fusion-plugins-extra” package through your favorite package manager or apt

[via JATB]