Ubuntu’s ‘Netbook Remix’ interface is undergoing a makeover in time for Karmic Koala’s October release.
The new layout merges the previous two side panes into one, opting to place folder shortcuts in a ‘Files & Folders’ tab.
The application launchers no longer animate when clicked. A good move in my opinion as sometimes the animation would seem jerky under intense usage leading to a less responsive ‘feel’ of the OS as a whole.
You can check out the new interface by downloading the Karmic Koala Alpha 3 Netbook remix (what a mouthful!) .iso from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/karmic/alpha-3/ .
You can check out the new interface by downloading the Karmic Koala Alpha 5 Netbook remix (what a mouthful!) .iso from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/karmic/alpha-5/. Be sure to choose the UNR image!