Intel Ports Linux Netbook OS to Desktops
Sep 25, 2009, 12:14 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The company introduced a beta version of Moblin 2.1 at the
Intel Developer Forum being held in San Francisco. The new version
of the OS now builds in capabilities like native touchscreen input
and gesture support, new user interface features, and support for
more hardware drivers. It also includes incremental upgrades that
expand the usability of the OS.
"Moblin was originally developed and pushed by Intel as an
operating system for netbooks. An Intel representative said that
with Moblin 2.1, the OS will now come in three versions: for
handhelds, netbooks and nettops. A nettop is an inexpensive desktop
about the size of a hardcover book to which keyboards, mice and
monitors can be connected."