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The Week of the Linux Desktop

Jun 07, 2009, 22:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Zemlin)

"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."

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