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Intel reveals new OS for netbooks

May 20, 2009, 16:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Agam Shah)

"Moblin 2.0, is a stripped-down distribution of Linux optimised for smaller screens on netbooks and mobile Internet devices (MIDs). Intel has fine-tuned Moblin for netbooks based on Atom chips with a simple user interface and improved power-saving features.

"Most netbooks today ship with Intel's Atom chip but run the Windows XP operating system, which Microsoft ships for low-cost laptops. But Intel wants to ensure that every "ounce" of technology - including Moblin - put into Atom is optimised for size and power consumption, said Doug Fisher, vice president and general manager of the software and services group at Intel."

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