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08 May 2009, 10:05

Novell and Intel for Moblin on Netbooks

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Novell and Intel want to see the Moblin mobile Linux platform promoted as an operating system for netbooks. Novell is planning a Moblin based Linux version for netbooks which it will sell to manufacturers. Novell also plans to create a laboratory in Taiwan, Novell Open Labs, which will work with Taiwan's Moblin Enabling Centre (MEC), a joint effort between Intel and the Taiwan Institute for Information Industry, to validate hardware designed based around the operating system.

The establishment of the facilities in Taiwan aims to directly address the manufacturers based in the country. Intel established the Moblin project in 2007 to develop an a mobile Linux specifically for its Atom family of processors. In April, Intel moved the project under the governance of the Linux Foundation. Novell joined the Moblin community in October 2008 and has primarily focussed on the desktop.

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