Rumors have surfaced on a Japanese blog that a Toshiba netbook (Satellite NB100) will come pre-installed with Ubuntu Eee. If this is true, than this is a huge day for Ubuntu Eee.

The minuscule laptop — dubbed the NB100 — will feature an 8.9-inch, 1024 x 600 display, a 1.6GHz Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 120GB hard drive and WiFi. The NB100 will be offered in three colors, Cosmic Black, Champagne Gold, and Bright Silver, thus making its casing the only difference between this and every other middling, mediocre netbook on the market. Prices are set to start at £260 (or about $472), and the laptops will be on shelves this October.

Source: jun4rui

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  1. Søren Malling October 22, 2008 at 1:09 pm #

    What happened to the post regarding name change to “ion”?

  2. Burt B. October 22, 2008 at 3:10 pm #

    Time is running out.

    Because of the blue theme on the Toshiba netbook, I fear that they may have picked-up your competitor:

    — Burt B.

  3. Matty October 22, 2008 at 5:51 pm #

    I guess they found out that Cisco’s modular operating system is called ION. Or!?

  4. jobforacallboy October 22, 2008 at 10:22 pm #

    you should call it “poky” if ion is a trademark or something

  5. Hawk October 23, 2008 at 4:12 pm #

    Burt B – incorrect. Look closely at the menu on each side of the Toshiba picture here. It is not his competitor’s (look at the website you posted, very different). Even the blue is different shade and different theme/style.

  6. Burt B. October 24, 2008 at 12:49 am #

    @ Hawk… Cool !! Thank you for pointing that out. You are correct, the upper right icons are different. Whew!! That’s a relief! I guess I’m just paranoid, because the people behind this project and on this forum are some of the most decent folks that I have ever met on-line. Because I think goodness and decency should be rewarded — I would like to see this particular project not only survive, but thrive!!

    — Burt B.

  7. Jon Ramvi October 24, 2008 at 9:47 am #

    Søren Malling, it was taken down. I will make a post to keep you updated :)

  8. Phil October 24, 2008 at 3:08 pm #

    Neither! Not his or his competitors!

    It comes with windows XP, like every other consumer netbook (mostly).

    Saw it in Akihabrah today, brand new, just got them in mid-day and barely have a display setup for it. Seems to be a bit lackluster of a machine, compared to the other netbooks, and there asking price of 69,000¥ was a bit steep!

    They weren’t sure on the ram, as they were told 1gb, but the model they had only had 512mb, so they were confused…

  9. URS October 27, 2008 at 4:49 pm #

    As you all can see, you could use this machine as a mirror, too, even when it is switched on.

  10. stef.s October 31, 2008 at 12:05 am #

    Surely if it is shipping with a ‘buntu version, it’s going to be the latest 8.10 release which includes a special netbook version?

    Runs on eee900 straight from the install, not custom kernel required.

  11. neil November 10, 2008 at 2:47 pm #

    Toshiba are partnered with Canonical and are using Ubuntu Netbook Remix (Hardy LTS) on their devices.

    P.S. Having a link to the UNR project ( on your wiki would be cool :-)

    P.P.S I am the main developer of Netbook Remix

  12. ulenz November 15, 2008 at 7:17 pm #

    Today I’ve got my NB 100 running Ubuntu 8.04 EEE, and I am disappointed. I am not able to install Ubuntu 8.04 without using the recovery cd and an external dvd-ROM. Gparted is not able to discover the harddisk. It seems to be locked, so that you can only use the Recocery CD. No games with new distributions possible.

  13. Calvin Robinson November 24, 2008 at 1:38 am #

    I saw one of these Toshibas being displayed by Canonical at Ubuntu Live: London the other day.

    It did have the blue themed Ubuntu Eee running, although at the time I had just assumed this had been installed post-purchase.

    There was also an uglier netbook version of Ubuntu running on a Dell netbook.

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