"Novell is creating a version of Moblin for netbooks that it
will help market to PC manufacturers through a new design lab in
Taiwan, where most netbooks are made.
"The deal is somewhat of a surprise. Novell has had moderate
success getting PC makers to install SUSE Linux. Lenovo Group Ltd.,
MSI Computer Corp. Hewlett-Packard Co. and First International
Computer Inc. all have netbook models shipping with SUSE Linux.
"Meanwhile, Moblin, despite Intel's imprimatur, has yet to be
installed on any popular netbooks. Most netbooks have Microsoft
Corp.'s Windows XP operating system installed. Meanwhile, the hype
favors Google Inc.'s Linux-based Android operating system on
netbooks and devices running the ARM processor, and Windows 7 for