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Moblin v2.1 Project Release for Netbooks and Nettops Released
Moblin is an open source project that provides an optimized Linux platform for the next generation of mobile devices including netbooks, mobile Internet devices (MIDs), in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, and other embedded devices. The central piece of the architecture is an independent layer that provides one uniform way to develop such devices. Underneath the Moblin Core sits the Linux kernel and device drivers specific to the hardware platform, and above the Moblin Core are the specific user interface and user interaction model for the target device. It is optimized for Intel® Atom™ Processor-based devices.
Moblin v2.1 for Intel Atom processor-based netbooks and nettops release includes significant feature additions and improvements including enhanced browser functionality and plug-in support, UI enhancements, support for 3G data connections, Bluetooth* device management, input method support for localized languages, integrated application installer for the Moblin Garage, performance and stability improvements, and additional overall help and documentation.
In addition to the various new features, this new version of Moblin includes several hundred bug fixes and incorporates feedback from users and the developer community. Much polish and performance improvement was accomplished within this release from the Moblin developers. New features in Moblin v2.1 for netbooks and nettops include:
Download the Moblin v2.1 netbook and nettop image and experience the release for yourself, or watch the Moblin overview video, or take a look at the screen shots.