Intel Moblin V2 Core Alpha: It Boots Fast!
Jan 28, 2009, 16:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Originally, the Moblin core was based upon Ubuntu, but
Intel ended up rebasing off Fedora last year and they have been
preparing for the second version of their core operating system.
Just this week they released Moblin V2 Core Alpha, which we are
looking at in this article. Specifically, we are looking at how
fast this Intel software is able to boot!
"Moblin V2 Core Alpha is based upon the Linux 2.6.29 kernel
(specifically Linux 2.6.29-rc2), the latest X Server 1.6 code with
DRI2 support, and a snapshot of Xfce 4.6. Some of the mobile
optimizations in Moblin V2 core are the Moblin Core Components,
which consists of Clutter and other user-interface development
tools, along with a new Moblin Image Creator and installation tool.
Integrated into this mobile Linux desktop is ConnMan, which is a
new network connection manager. Also featured in Moblin V2 Core is
Fastboot -- a new Intel feature designed to improve the boot