An Intel-sponsored Linux distribution for netbooks and mobile devices with small screens
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What's new in Moblin 2.1:
- Internet Browser. After much work, we are including a new internet browser application that far exceeds our previous browser performance and adds full support for features such as plug-in support and add-ons. Many thanks to Moblin users and the developer community for their feedback and contributions.
- 3G Data Support. Support for 3G data connections using the Ericsson* MBM 3G modems. Support for additional 3G modems is planned for future releases.
- Application Installer Integration. The Moblin Application Installer is integrated and provides a logically categorized list of applications that you can choose to install. The selection of applications that appears within the Moblin Application Installer comes from the Moblin Garage.
- Clutter 1.0. With this new version of Moblin, we are releasing Clutter 1.0, the Moblin animation framework.
- LICENSE TYPE:
- GPL (GNU General Public License)
- OUR RATING:
- DEVELOPED BY:
- The Moblin Team
- USER RATING:
- ROOT \ Linux Distributions
Moblin is an open source distribution of Linux derived from the Fedora operating system, which in turn is based off of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It’s a free OS that has been highly optimized to work on computers with small screens, such as nettops or netbooks. It is also an ideal in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) operating system.
Supports a wide range of netbooks and nettopsIt is very important to mention here that the Moblin project has been designed to work with any Intel-based netbook and nettop computer. It was successfully tested with Acer Aspire One, MSI Wind, Asus EeePC 901 and 1000H, Dell Mini 9, Lenovo S10, HP Mini 1010 and 1120NR, as well as Samsung NC10.
It is distributed as a USB imageThe Moblin operating system is distributed on Softpedia as a USB image in the IMG file format. It is mandatory to write this 800MB file on a USB flash drive of 1GB or higher capacity in order to create a bootable medium that can be booted from the BIOS of a supported computer (see above for details). It should be bootable on both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms.
Boot menu à la Fedora LinuxBeing based on Fedora, Moblin inherits its boot menu, which has been designed from the offset to allow the user to boot the operating system in live mode, start the installation directly, as well as to boot an existing OS from the local drive.
Unique graphical interfaceMoblin has a unique graphical interface, specifically designed for computers with small screens. It uses some sort of a panel on the upper part of the screen, which includes a clock and calendar widget, a system tray area and a tabbed-based task manager that allows you to easily cycle between different tasks and view modes.
Moblin was reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on August 29th, 2014