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Ubuntu Netbook Remix enlightens ARM support

Canonical is developing a new 2D ARM interface based on Enlightenment Foundation Libraries for the upcoming Ubuntu 10.04 (“Lucid Lynx”) version of Ubuntu Netbook Remix. In other Ubuntu news, Ubuntu Live CDs in Lucid Lynx will boot 33 percent faster, and The Linux Box will market Ubuntu in the U.S.

With a lack of open source 3D graphics support on ARM devices impeding Ubuntu’s use in ARM-based netbooks, Canonical has turned to the Enlightenment project’s libraries to add visual panache to 2D interfaces. The Canonical project to use the open source Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) was announced in a blog post by Canonical Ubuntu Mobile Developer Jamie Bennett, and then echoed in a post at the Enlightenment project.

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