Posts Tagged ‘netbook’

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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Optimize HD video playback for Nvidia ION in Linux

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

The Nvidia ION powered Intel Atom processor netbooks and nettops are the rage these days.

Affordable, lightweight and powerful graphics processor.

The Nvidia ION is actually an Intel Atom CPU coupled with a Nvidia 9400m graphics chipset.

Most linux distributions install fine on most netbooks and nettops. However, their default video player may not be optimized for the Nvidia ION chipsets. For HD video playback, without tweaking the parameters of the video player application, the end result may be lacklustre and the playback may even be not in sync or skipping frames.

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Foxconn Linux netbook hits the FCC

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Foxconn’s planning to launch a netbook that is both XP and linux capable.
According to Liliputing, the linux will be a customized distribution called FoxOS

Read the full article here at liliputing.com

Linux Is Regaining Netbook Market Share Quickly

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Earlier this year, there were many reports that linux operating systems was losing market share of netbooks.

But this is about to change very fast.

Linux Is Regaining Netbook Market Share Quickly – O’Reilly Broadcast.

SGLNX strongly believes that with the upcoming release of Google’s Chrome OS, market share will be recaptured for sure!

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

Chrome, an Operating System, not just a browser anymore!

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Chrome OSGoogle has so far been successful in deploying the Chrome web browser to Windows users. Though not exactly multi-platform capable yet as variants of Chrome browser for Linux and Mac OSX are still in development.

Today on 8th July 2009, Google surprised the world with its announcement of developing a CHROME OPERATING SYSTEM.

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