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The path forward for Linux is child's play

Jun 04, 2009, 20:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

[ Thanks to Matt Asay for this link. ]

"The first thing that struck me when using Moblin is how it breaks new ground in defining a new personal computer experience, one designed for the narrow (hardware) confines of a Netbook but offering a limitless portal to social networking and a broad Web experience beyond.

"This is perhaps why Acer has committed to Moblin in a big way, and why Canonical is joining up with Moblin, as are others.

"As for Ubuntu, it's an even tighter user experience (though, to be fair to Moblin, it's still in beta and so many of its rough edges will be smoothed over by general release, I assume). This isn't surprising given Ubuntu's singular focus on usability. It doesn't require any specialized knowledge of Linux though it does give the user too much information on what's happening under the hood. The lay user simply doesn't care. We just want it to work"

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