I confess I’ve gone from a convert to a zealot in 24 hours. Ubuntu Netbook Remix is cool.
OK, cool might be taking it a little far, but it is far and away the best option I’ve seen for a powerful, lightweight OS for netbooks. Latest evidence? Twitter clients.
More specifically, the ease with which you can install Adobe Air, the platform on which so many Twitter clients are based. Here are some modified instructions taken from Sizlopedia:
Download Adobe Air to your Home directory from http://get.adobe.com/air/
Open the terminal and run the following commands:
chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
Wait a while — it will look like it’s not doing anything for a bit. Eventually though, the Adobe Air installer will appear and take you through the process.
Once you have Air installed, you can add sorts of cool apps, including the popular Twitter client, Twhirl. I’ve tried all the others and I’m fast coming to see what everyone’s been raving about. Just download the file from the website, open up the appropriate directory, and double-click on it to install. It’s that simple.
Now you can tweet to your heart’s content.