Ubuntu releases Hardy Heron for MIDs

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. Ubuntu MID Edition [Ubuntu]
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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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