MSI To Ship U135 Netbook With Moblin Linux 2.1
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MSI is planning to ship the MSI U135 netbook with Moblin, a version of Linux, according to a recent press release.
Moblin, like Android, was originally intended for mobile phones but netbooks have benefitted from its expansion into a netbook and tablet OS. Version 2.1 is the one we’ll be seeing in the MSI U135, the version that Intel and Novell optimized for netbooks.
Intel Business Director of Open Source Software Ram Peddibhotla says that “The Moblin project has the potential to become an accessible and widely used computing platform,” and we can’t help but agree, considering the wide variety of excellent features found in the OS.
The MSI U130 has a 10.1-inch screen and the Intel Atom N450 Pine Trail CPU, 1 GB of DDR2 RAM and a 250 gig HDD.
Shipping in February 2010, the MSI U135 running Moblin should cost less than its Windows counterpart.