Ubuntu Light: Instant-on OS with 7-second boot

May 11, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Ubuntu LightCanonical has announced its own instant-on operating system called Ubuntu Light. This lightweight OS has a tailored netbook interface called Unity and will boot into a browser in 7 seconds. It also features chat, IM, browser and media player applications.

Unity will be the desktop environment for Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition that is expected to be released in October 2010. Unity is designed for netbooks and touch devices and will include a new panel and app launcher.

Via Mark Shuttleworth.