netbookI am going to be flamed for this without a doubt, but for the life of me I am finding the idea of a Netbook remix edition to just be more fuel for the anti-Linux fires. Because keeping Ubuntu consistent from desktop to desktop might very well make sense, I am finding myself rolling my eyes at the idea of Ubuntu among other distros putting any value in these made for netbook releases.

It is no wonder that so many people are finding the netbook to be a confusing hassle, what with this need for a remixed release just to operate the darned thing. Not to be confused as a poke at Ubuntu or Linux really, rather the belief that we need a special, dumbed down version Ubuntu at all? The very idea is actually creating bad experiences as far as I am concerned.

In my mind, there is simply no value in offering up another version of the same distro to further confuse and complicate. Makes no sense, really. I mean, we as Linux users argue that providing 3-5 different versions of Windows is confusing, but are we not doing the same thing by providing a netbook installation that looks like what we might expect on any other desktop? Just saying…