While many of us are waiting to see what Google plans for its Chrome operating system, Intel and partners like Ubuntu, are giving us a quick peek at its mobile device friendly Moblin Linux
on 09/23/2009 – Made popular on 09/23/2009
Over the last 12 months, netbook and mobile Linux has made massive advances in features and install base. This is primarily thanks to two netbook distributions - Moblin and Canonical's Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR). Both have built on the massive potential that was unlocked by the Asus Eee PC but led nowhere, as its operating system failed to inspire a new generation of Linux users.
Google's Linux-based Chrome operating system still hasn't made an official appearance, but rumors are coming out of China of early devices running alpha Chrome and some Linux fans have made their own version.
Linpus Technologies on Tuesday released Linpus Linux Lite 1.2, a new version of its consumer Linux software based on Moblin version 2 that's been enhanced with improved social networking applications and power management capabilities. The first version of the Moblin v2-based technology was released earlier this year.