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That isn’t totally true: This is the first post, in a soon to be, series of posts on netbook experience. A couple of our users have suggested that write updates on a regular basis, which is a great idea.
Unity is an application developed by Canonical for netbooks. Today it’s just the application, but it looks as they will release it as it’s own version in addition to Ubuntu Netbook. As we’re all in the business of open source, we’ve been testing it for some time now as a potential idea for EasyPeasy.
Searching has been made easily available on the top left. This is a nice feature. I’m not sure about the taskbar on the left hand side though. Geeks, including myself, have been moving the taskbar to the left for years as it’s the logical place for it: you navigate web sites vertically so vertically is where you need space. No operating system has this as default though and there’s good reasons for it. One being that it’s not usual, meaning it’s not intuitive. The other one being that it’s ugly.
All in all it’s an exiting project which I’m looking forward to see grow. If you’ve tried it, what are your thoughts?
Release schedule for EasyPeasy 1.7
The release schedule for EasyPeasy 1.7 is now available on our wiki. We plan on swaping 1.6 out with 1.7 on November 4th this year. The first version will be available already in about 2 weeks.