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Acer announces it will use Moblin Linux in PCs

updated 04:40 pm EDT, Wed June 3, 2009

Acer bringing Moblin Linux

At a press conference at Computex in Taiwan on Wednesday, PC maker Acer announced it will soon offer the Moblin Linux operating system in its products. This will include Aspire One nettop PCs and regular notebook and desktop PCs. Several Moblin-powered Aspire One netbooks are currently being shown at Computex, along with netbooks from other manufacturers, albeit there was more than one version of Moblin. The Linux-based operating system was developed by Intel to get the most out of the Atom CPU used in ultra-portable netbook PCs.

Different builds of the open-source operating system, including SuSE Moblin, Xandros Moblin, Linpus Moblin, Red Flag Moblin and Ubuntu Moblin have been found on netbooks from HP, ASUS, MSI and Hasee at Computex. Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) have also abounded, though they run on Moblin 2.0, which sports some improvements and was released in May. This includes an improved user interface, quicker boot-up and shortcuts to messaging and social networking sites.

A software executive at Intel charged with developing the Moblin operating system says the next step is to make a five-second boot-up time possible in Moblin systems. [via PC World]




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