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Rumor: Asus to launch Moblin-powered Eee PC soon

Asus may have pulled its experimental Google Android-powered netbook from sight after teasing journalists with it at Computex in June. But that doesn’t mean the company is sticking to Windows and Xandros Linux. Sascha at NetbookNews says a reliable source has told him that Asus will launch a netbook with Moblin Linux in October. Moblin […]

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Dell ponders Chrome OS, Moblin for future netbooks

Dell has been offering a Linux option for its netbooks pretty much since day one. The company’s 9 and 10 inch mini-notebooks each come with a choice of Windows or Ubuntu Linux. Now Dell’s Doug Anson says the company is looking at other options as well, including the Intel-backed Moblin Linux distributions and Google’s upcoming […]

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Google Chrome netbook announcements could come later this year

When Google announced it was working on an operating system specifically targeted at netbooks earlier this week, the company said the source code would be available later this year and netbooks running the OS would hit the streets in the second half of 2010. But a funny thing happens when you open-source an operating system. […]

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Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo among Google Chrome OS partners

When Google announced plans to launch a Google Chrome Operating System this morning, the company mentioned that netbooks running the OS should be available by the second half of 2010. It didn’t say who would be making those netbooks. I had a chance to ask an ASUS representative for comment this afternoon, and the official […]

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Google announces Chrome Operating System, targeted at netbooks

After years of speculation that Google was planning on launching an operating system, Google has confirmed that… it’s planning on launching an operating system. At launch, the open source, Linux-based OS will be a light weight system targeted specifically at netbooks, but it should run on any x86 or ARM-based computers. The source code should […]