You may have heard of "Ubuntu Netbook Remix", a special edition of Ubuntu for so called "netbooks", which was showcased by Canonical at Computex.
A quick search revealed, that at this time it seems there isn't any kind of installation ISO or VirtualBox image of Netbook Remix available.
Fortunately, the Ubuntu Netbook Remix Team offers a Personal Package Archive (PPA) of their great work.
A word of warning about installation: The Ubuntu Netbook Remix packages change a lot of settings on Ubuntu Hardy, including session files and Nautilus setup. So DO NOT install the packages on your regular desktop. It might be a good idea to install a Ubuntu Hardy VirtualBox image and use it to add Ubuntu Netbook Remix package to the default desktop.
After you prepared a virtual machine, installation if fairly easy:
1) Add the PPA to your sources list:
2) Update your system and install Ubuntu Netbook Remix:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install go-home-applet human-netbook-theme maximus ume-launcher window-picker-applet
3) After installation, you need to restart gdm:
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart
You should now see a running UME-Launcher
If your theme didn't change automatically, please check your appearance settings. There's a new "human netbook theme" available.
There are still some graphical issues with the Netbook desktop, but it's usable right now.
More screenshots are available at Flickr.com.
It seems code for Netbook Remix is available at Launchpad.net.
I guess Netbook Remix will come with it's own installation ISO's and a lot of changes regarding the boot process and software selection, compared to the "common" Ubuntu Hardy Heron. But the Netbook Remix PPA offers a glimpse at current development.