Posts Tagged ‘moblin’

Maemo + Moblin = Meego

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Meego is an operating system framework which is collaborated by both Nokia and Intel, combining their efforts from Maemo and Moblin respectively.

It is opensource and a large part of this framework focuses on the user interface, which is mainly large icons with an easy point & click user navigation interface. The outlook of the interface resembles most of what Intel have had for Moblin.

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SGLNX takes Moblin 2.1 for a spin! Part Two

Friday, November 13th, 2009

[Continued from Part One : SGLNX takes Moblin 2.1 for a spin]

The MSI Wind netbook was the platform used for installation of Moblin 2.1.

Installation was relatively easy. One has to make sure that the media or harddisk used is the correct media. Else, the primary OS residing in the PC’s harddisk may be deleted. To be safe, SGLNX advises those whom want to try the Moblin 2.1 to install it on a removable media such as a USB stick.

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SGLNX takes Moblin 2.1 for a spin! Part One

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Moblin has recently announced its version 2.1 of the project for download.

At SGLNX, armed with a first generation ITX Intel Atom 230 mainboard and a MSI Wind U100-Plus N280 netbook, the live USB image was tested on the 2 hardwares and an attempt to do a full install was also done on another USB stick.

This second USB stick was used to boot this “natively installed Moblin” to test the portability of the Moblin operating system across different hardwares.

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New Dell Netbook ships with Ubuntu Moblin Netbook Remix!

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Dell will begin shipping the first netbook pre-installed with Moblin OS today!

The Moblin Mini 10V will be priced at US$299 and can be customized with the usual desired addons from Dell. The Moblin OS is based on Linux and features an easy to use point and click user interface with built-in social networking applications such as Facebook/Twitter/IM/etc.

Though this is not officially available in Singapore, those whom are interested in trying out the Ubuntu Moblin OS from Dell are free to download the installable image file from Dell’s http file server. Installation instructions here.

Dell’s Moblin’s Wiki page here

A demo video of how the user interface of Moblin looks like below:

Source : Phoronix and Engadget

Moblin v2.0 beta released

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Moblin, started as an alternative Operating System development project for Mobile Internet Devices (MID) and Netbooks (EEE,Wind,Aspire One) by Intel in 2007,whom wanted to build an open source OS around its Intel Atom low power processor.

In April 2009, Intel handed the project over to the Linux Foundation and since then, much development work has been done to deliver an interactive OS with rich visuals.

Moblin : Interactive OS with Rich Visuals

Moblin : Interactive OS with Rich Visuals

The v2.0 beta version is now publicly available for download and testing.  Instructions for installing and booting on thumbdrive are here.

The current version delivers fast bootup and a somewhat complete user interface. Hardware compatibility is still worked on.

A mix of both positive and negative comments from users whom had tested the v2.0 beta image of Moblin.

If Ubuntu and Fedora is not your cup of GPL tea, you might want to consider trying out Moblin today!