Moblin Linux 2.1 project release for netbooks now available

A new project release (read: pre-release/beta) version of Moblin Linux is now available for netbook users to download and test. Moblin 2.1 includes a number of enhancements and new feature. Here are some of the highlights: Support for 3G data connections Bluetooth device management Updated browser with plug-in support Integrated application installer for Moblin Garage […]

Quake III, HD video demoed on netbooks with GMA 500 graphics, Moblin Linux

Most netbooks released over the past year have shipped with Intel Atom N270/N280 processors and GMA 950 graphics. But a handful use a different chipset designed to provide longer battery life and enhanced graphics performance. While the Intel Atom Z520/Z530 processors are noticeably more sluggish than their N2xx counterparts, the GMA 500 graphics chipset shows […]

Dell Inspiron Mini 10v Ubuntu Moblin Remix Developer Edition reviewed

Dell has been shipping a version of the Inspiron Mini 10v netbook with Ubuntu Moblin Remix Edition for a couple of weeks. And the folks at Ars Technica have posted the first detailed review of the Linux netbook I’ve seen. Now, bear in mind, Dell is considering this a developer edition netbook, meaning the software […]

Dell to offer Mini 10v netbook with Moblin Linux… starting tomorrow

Dell offers the Inspiron Mini 10v netbook with a choice of Windows XP or Linux. Starting tomorrow morning you’ll also be able to pick up a special developer edition running pre-release Moblin Linux software. To be exact, it will be running something called Ubuntu Moblin Remix Developer Edition, and as you may have guessed that […]

Netbooks running Moblin 2.0 Linux coming soon… real soon

Intel Open Source Technology Centre Imad Sousou says that vendors will begin announcing netbooks running Moblin 2.0 within the next week or two. The news came out of an interview with ZDNet UK, where Sousou discussed the current state of Moblin Linux. The operating system is optimized for use on netbooks, particularly those with low […]

Fedora Mini: Netbook specific version of Fedora Linux based on Moblin

The folks behind the Fedora Linux distribution are hard at work developing a version optimized for netbooks. Fedora Mini incorporates elements of Moblin Linux, which is designed for computers with small, low resolution screens and Intel Atom processors. Fedora Mini is still in its infancy, but the developers have begun alpha testing the distro. If […]