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Clutter is Good for Intel's Moblin Linux

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| What's the key to more Linux adoption on mobile devices? Intel wants to know. 
| The chipmaker is searching for answers with its Moblin 2.0 mobile Linux 
| project.  
| The Moblin 2.0 effort includes a new user interface technology that Intel 
| (NASDAQ: INTC) hopes will improve the user's mobile experience. That starts 
| with a look and feel that pushes the envelope.   



Support grows for Intel's mobile Linux despite slip

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| Delays to the latest version of Intel's project putting an open-source stack
| on its Atom processors have not deterred IT companies from early backing for
| the platform.


Intel CEO: Linux to dominate MIDs

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| However, the Linux netbook genre received a boost this week when Dell started
| running its first major advertisements about a Linux-based system. According
| to a story from The VAR Guy, Dell started running multi-page newspaper ads
| specifically hawking its first Linux netbook, the Dell Inspiron Mini 9
| (pictured).


Moblin to Ship the Lion's Share of Linux Mobile Internet Device Operating
Systems, According to ABI Research

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| The Mobile Internet Device (MID) market is shaping up as a very promising
| greenfield opportunity for mobile operating system vendors to find new
| outlets for their products.Linux will be an important part of this market
| from the start and will be championed by solutions such as Moblin and
| Maemo.ABI Research expects that by 2013, 86 million Linux-enabled MID
| products will ship per annum, with Moblin taking 42% of the market.


Re-jigged Intel mobile Linux stack dumps Ubuntu

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| Dirk Hohndel, Intel's director of Linux and open-source strategy, told The
| Reg there was no falling out with Ubuntu, but the move to Fedora was a
| technical decision based on the desire to adopt RPM for package management.


Intel says Linux-based Moblin update coming soon

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| Intel is readying a second release of the Moblin open-source platform for
| mobile computing, with plans set for an alpha-level version in a few weeks,
| an Intel official said at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) in the
| US on Wednesday.



How will Linux win the OS wars? From the bottom up!

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| So therefore, best way to win the war of the operating systems is not to go
| after the high end market.


Low-cost laptops make PC makers mull margins

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| “Computers have been an exception. If you look at consumer electronics, a DVD
| player was about $800 10 years ago – now they sell for $20,” she says. “The
| [computer] industry has been able to keep the price flat by focusing on
| gazillion-gigahertz machines running really bloated software and that’s
| worked for years since the IBM PC revolution.”
| [...]
| OLPC found a strong uptake for a “give one, get one” campaign it launched in
| North America in November. It discovered consumers were willing to pay $400
| for an XO – the price meant another XO would be given free to a
| developing-world child. It is now launching OLPC America to extend the cheap
| laptop concept for children in the US.


Linux Has Won, Windows is Gone

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| Sorry Windows you have already lost this battle. There is no way to reverse
| this and no amount of incentives that Microsoft can offer to convince people
| and governments that they will be safe if they switch back to Windows. Lets
| be honest here for a moment. Would your trust America's nuclear technologies
| to be run on Windows? What happens when it bluescreens, yeah you get my point
| don't you?


Intel launches mobile Linux initiative

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| Intel has unveiled an ambitious project aimed at developing open source
| software for mobile devices. The Moblin project comprises a Linux kernel, UI
| framework, browser, multimedia framework, and embedded Linux image creation
| tools, along with developer resources such as documentation, mailing lists,
| and an IRC channel.


Ubuntu Mobile and Moblin: just the facts

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| Dan shares a bit of his newfound knowledge and there's definitely some facts
| that I wasn't aware of. Things like:
|     * Moblin isn't an operating system or a Linux distro; it's a project.
|     * Ubuntu Mobile is built with Hildon and Gecko.
|     * Both initiatives have some some Intel backing or sponsorship

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