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New Ubuntu Remix Opens Fast-Track OS for MIDs

Jun 04, 2008, 02:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"The consumer market has been going ga-ga for Linux-powered ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs) such as the much-balleyhooed Asus Eee PC and (soon) offerings from HP, Acer, and (maybe) Dell. And ga-ga they should. These are (or will be) sweet machines. Joining the UMPCs (also known as netbooks) are the mobile Internet devices (MIDs). These are even cooler devices because, while the Netbooks have been announced with Linux and Windows XP versions, thus far the MIDs will all run exclusively Linux.

"Intel, with their new Atom processor, is leading the MID charge, encouraging OEMs like 'Lenovo, Toshiba, Panasonic, and LG Electronics' to get their own MIDs to market using Atom and Linux..."

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