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When we told you about some discussions on changing some default application in Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10, Banshee was only being discussed. But today the blueprint for UNE default app selection changed and it now confirms Banshee as being evaluated for becoming default in Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10. Of course, this doesn't confirm Banshee as default yet, but it does mean that there are some chances to see it in UNE 10.10 as the "unified media player" we were talking about.

To be able to get included in Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10, Banshee still needs some tweaks. It is even considered to use Meego Banshee interface instead of the default Banshee.

The most important reason for considering Banshee as a default app in UNE 10.10 is the "unified media player" idea - as Banshee can play both video and audio files. And of course, Banshee supports the new UbuntuOne Music Store (there's already a plugin for that) so it has an advantage over similar applications.

Another application is also under evaluation for UNE 10.10 inclusion: Evolution Express - a netbook interface for Evolution. Here are some screenshots with a pre-release version of Evolution Express:

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And finally, even though UNE 10.10 won't be getting Zoho webservice as the default office application, Zoho will be pushed as a featured application in the Ubuntu Software Center for UNE.