Friday, September 18, 2009

The netbook distro - Moblin 2.0 beta

Moblin is an open source project focused on building a Linux-based platform optimized for the next generation of mobile devices including Netbooks, Mobile Internet Devices, and In-vehicle infotainment systems.

Moblin is Intel's initiative to develop a linux-based OS for mobile devices like netbook. According to the Moblin website, Moblin v2.0 boast the following feastures:

  • New, visually rich user experience
  • The myzone, acting as the 'home screen' panel
  • Aggregation of your social networking content
  • A web browser optimized for the Moblin 2.0 netbook user interface
  • A 'Zoomable' media player
  • A user interface for connection management

Currently, it is v2.0 beta and according to the website tested moblin on the following netbook
  • Acer Aspire*One,
  • Asus eeePC* 901, 1000H,
  • Dell Mini 9, MSI Wind,
  • Lenovo S10,
  • Samsung NC10,
  • HP Mini 1010 and 1120NR (wired networking only for now).

For more information, do go to Moblin Website

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