We aren’t releasing Kubuntu Netbook Remix for Maverick (10.10).
We will definitely have Kubuntu optimized for netbooks.
What we have done is added Plasma Netbook to the standard Kubuntu desktop ISO and added some detection magic to select Desktop or Netbook based on screen size for first run. Once it’s running, you can change to your preferred Plasma workspace through systemsettings.
Why did we do this:
1. Efficiency – Every ISO needs testing and that needs testers and there are only so many of us to go around. Every ISO takes up space, has seeds to be maintained, etc. It takes work. One less is that much less work.
2. ShipIt – Starting with 10.10, the Kubuntu CD you can get through ShipIt will also supports Netbooks
3. Avoiding brand dilution – Now we’re back to “Kubuntu”, not which Kubuntu do you want (except for Kubuntu Mobile, but more about that later).
We tested this out for Maverick Alpha 2 and it seemed to work reasonably well, so we are pressing forward. There are a few wrinkles yet to iron out, but we’ve got a lot of development time left for solving those.