Dell’s first Moblin OS based netbook is the Mini 10v which sells for $299. It’s based on Moblin 2.0 interface and Ubuntu 9.04 running in the background. It has been coined as Ubuntu Moblin Remix or UMR. It runs on an 1.6GHz Atom N70 processor with 1GB RAM and 160GB hard drive. Check Dell’s website.
It looks like Fedora will use Moblin for netbooks and portable computers. Moblin is an open source platform optimized for for netbooks, mobile devices, and in-vehicle infotainment devices. It’s similar to Ubuntu’s Netbook Remix. Moblin running in Fedora will most likely be called “Fedora Mini,” which will be part of the upcoming Fedora 12 release.
What is Intel Moblin 2.0? Intel Moblin 2.0 is a Linux distribution built on top of Fedora and Gnome’s desktop environment. Moblin 2.0 will compete with Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system as well as with Google’s Android in the mini notebook market.
Recently, the Moblin project was turned over by Intel to the Linux Foundation in order to gain more community support. Moblin 2.0 main draw is simplicity and ease of use. The distro is somewhat similar to gOS, which essentially is Google applications running on top of the Ubuntu desktop.