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[News] Intel's GNU/Linux Distribution Boots Even Faster, Reaches Alpha 2

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Moblin moves to second alpha

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| The Intel-sponsored Moblin project announced an alpha 2 release of its Moblin 
| v2 mobile device stack, which targets Intel Atom-based netbooks. The 
| open-source Linux stack and development toolkit adds a Gnome desktop, updates 
| UI libraries and graphics, and offers tested support for the MSI Wind 
| netbook.    


Intel Moblin V2 Alpha 2: It Boots Even Faster!

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| Back in January Intel had pushed out its first alpha release for Moblin V2. 
| This Intel-optimized Linux distribution targeting systems with Intel Atom 
| hardware was quite unique and offered a number of advantages for being a 
| netbook-oriented operating system. Particularly special about Intel Moblin V2 
| was its boot-time, which was extremely fast when using a Solid-State Drive. 
| Intel has now put out a second alpha release for Moblin V2, which we are 
| briefly exploring today.      


Second alpha of Moblin for netbooks released



Linux tools vendor joins Moblin

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| MontaVista today announced it was supporting the Intel-sponsored Moblin 
| open-source community, which develops the Linux-based Moblin stack for 
| Intel-Atom-based embedded devices. The announcement appears to be tied to an 
| upcoming release of MontaVista Linux for Intel Atom, which will be available 
| in mid-March, according to the company.     


First look at Moblin V2 Core Alpha

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| There has been lots of fanfare around netbooks since this new market exploded
| onto the scene little more than a year ago. Starting with the ASUS Eee PC,
| other manufacturers soon followed suit to the point where most major
| computing brands now have a netbook of some description. This major growth
| has not been limited just to the hardware realm however, software too has
| come along for a slice of the pie. Last year saw many new distributions
| targeting these little machines, most being based off larger mainstream
| distributions. Intel, who helped boost this market with the release of their
| low-powered Atom processor, has also been busy in the software arena,
| sponsoring the Moblin project - a Linux-based platform aimed squarely at
| netbooks running its hardware.


Moblin2 first impressions -- wow, does it boot fast!

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| A lot of notebooks and even netbooks these days run Windows, but also offer a
| minimalist Linux environment that boots in seconds. Now, with the
| Intel-sponsored Moblin project's alpha release of Moblin 2 Monday, it looks
| like insanely fast boots will become a standard feature of full-featured
| Linux desktops, too.


Otellini: 'MID revolution will be centred round Linux'

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| Intel CEO says Microsoft's insistence on pushing Vista will hand market to
| open source rival
| Intel's CEO has said that he sees the revolution that is about to happen
| around mobile internet devices (MID) such as the Eee PC and other Atom-based
| sub-notebooks will be "centred round Linux", in an interview with Associated
| Press.


Moblin v2 Alpha Linux for netbooks released

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| Moblin v2 Core Alpha has been released. Moblin is a custom Linux Operating
| System optimized for netbooks & mobile internet devices (MIDs).


Moblin 2.0 alpha posted -- and targets netbooks

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| The Intel-sponsored Moblin Project has released an alpha version of its
| second-generation "Moblin V2" Linux-based toolkit for mobile devices -- and
| it targets netbooks initially, rather than mobile Internet devices (MIDs).
| The Moblin V2 Core Alpha for Netbooks is available for testing now, says
| Moblin.org.

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