The Week of the Linux Desktop
Jun 07, 2009, 22:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Zemlin)
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"Moblin Breaks Out
Acer announced it will support Moblin across all its product lines.
Asus showed some new prototypes at the Moblin executive summit.
Canonical, Linpus, Novell, Red Flag, and Xandros all announced they
will deliver Moblin versions of their distributions. We even saw
several Android applications installed on a netbook running Moblin
2.0 in a speech from Intel on Thursday making it clear that it
isn't necessarily and either or game between the two platforms.
"Smartbook or Netbook; Common Denominator is Linux
Qualcom has dubbed the term "Smartbook" which is defined as
combining features of a smartphone and a netbook. It is unclear if
this category will stick but there is one thing that both netbooks
and smartbooks have in common; Linux. Moblin, Android, and desktop
Linux were in all of the preview devices on display behind the
scenes and on the show floor at Computex."
- Why the WinTel axis is crumbling(Jun 05, 2009)
- Taiwan and Computex seek ways out of their box(Jun 04, 2009)
- The top four Linux netbook trends(Jun 04, 2009)
- CPU Diversification: Ubuntu's Gain, Microsoft's Loss(Jun 04, 2009)
- Invasion of the Android Snatchers(Jun 03, 2009)
- Acer to make first-ever Android netbooks(Jun 02, 2009)
- Qualcomm Shows Off Snapdragon Smartbooks(Jun 02, 2009)
- Ubuntu and Moblin Linux to work together(Jun 01, 2009)
- UMPCs and Linux: Made for Each Other, and Coming Soon(Jul 13, 2008)