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Ubuntu Launches 'Light' Versions for Netbooks

PCWorld - Ubuntu already has a well-deserved reputation among computer users for being a small, quick-booting flavor of Linux, as the the most recent LTS release, 10.04 ("Lucid Lynx") proved. But that's not enough for its developers at Canonical. According to a blog post Monday from founder Mark Shuttleworth, future versions of the OS will be faster than ever thanks to a new netbook-oriented "desktop experience codebase" called Unity and a range of new "Light" versions that are optimized for "instant-on" dual-booting.