"The most noticeable nod towards Linux, which was simultaneously
a backhand slap at Microsoft, took place at the Beijing IDF in
April 2007, when Intel embraced Linux as the OS of choice for its
new class of ‘mobile Internet devices’ as well as an
equal partner in a category of larger-screen UMPCs which later
morphed into mini-notes. At last year’s San Francisco IDF, a
prestigious walk-on spot during the keynote was bestowed upon
Ubuntu creator Mark Shuttleworth."