Ubuntu releases Hardy Heron for MIDs

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Here at Boing Boing Gadgets, we leave the foaming rants about the uselessness of MIDs to Beschizza, who can’t post about one without hunting down a gazelle, ripping out its throat with his teeth and smearing its blood all over his pasty British torso while screaming and staring directly into the sun. Suffice to say, Joel and I feel similarly about them, without all the festering primal rage: Beschizza can be our avatar in this.

With that said, Canonical has quietly released their own MID-specific version of Hardy Heron for mobile internet devices. The big features include a Gecko-based browser with screen zooming for tiny displays and the usual, lovely Linux OS, optimized for all current and last generation Intel MID chipsets. If you’ve got a McCaslin or Menlow-based MID, you can download it now. It looks great, though doubtless that’s simply because they seem to have jettisoned the merconium-brown default color scheme for this release.

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4 Responses to Ubuntu releases Hardy Heron for MIDs

  1. Anonymous says:

    And just cause it’s so…meconium is dark green.

  2. strider_mt2k says:

    I’m trying to get a handle on Linux via Ubuntu on my secondary PC using a dual boot setup alongside WinXP.

    There is a learning curve (steep for me), but for a free operating system I’m blown away at it’s coolness.

    I hope the MID folks get some coolness out of this too!

  3. Marty says:

    Was that meconium you meant? And, if so, that’s as disturbing an image as the gazelle-hunting one.
    Thanks, John Brownlee, I always enjoy your posts.

  4. Waelwulf says:

    Cthulhu has at last recycled his maddening whispers that no doubt serve as the source from which you derive your inspiration. Behold: “…and all you want to do is feel its jelly squick between your toes as you jump up and down on it, laughing maniacally and staring into the sun.”

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