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Intel creates Moblin Linux based OS for Netbooks

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Murzda wrote:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/25/technology/business-computing/25soft.html?_r=1&ref=technology
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Linux creates Intel Moblin based netbook for OS.
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> http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/25/technology/business-
computing/25soft.html?_r=1&ref=technology

The problem is Intel's dedication to its software.
To my knowledge, they're not known for terribly great support of their own
video cards under Linux.

This is curious though:

'Companies like Novell will be the ones actually offering the software to PC
makers,'

Huh?!?

'While Linux started out as a popular choice on netbooks, Microsoft now
dominates the market. Microsoft doubts whether something like Moblin’s
glossy interface will be enough to woo consumers who are used to Windows.'

This is BS also, Linux netbooks literally disappeared off retailers shelves
overnight. Someday the story behind that will surface.

Ultimately I think hardware companies make poor software and vice versa.
Apple perhaps is the only exception...maybe Sony.







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GofBorg wrote:


> This is BS also, Linux netbooks literally disappeared off retailers
> shelves overnight. Someday the story behind that will surface.
>


In our case, I bought one EeePC with Linux, and the user thought it was
okay, but wanted the same thing he has at the office, so as soon as
Microsoft started making XP available again for the netbooks, he bought
an Acer AspireOne (same size, same price as the Eee).

Vista made people not want Windows for a little while, but we've bought
three laptops with XP on them lately (two netbooks, and one very pricy
Sony Vaio with a "downgrade" license included) because that's what the
people want.

We are moving away from Office (because nobody likes 2007) but not
Windows. Until they really, really stop selling XP.


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> In our case, I bought one EeePC with Linux, and the user thought it was
> okay, but wanted the same thing he has at the office, so as soon as
> Microsoft started making XP available again for the netbooks, he bought
> an Acer AspireOne (same size, same price as the Eee).


I agree that all things being equal there would likely be more sales of the
Windows units anyway, but for them to all disappear overnight was rather
interesting. I've spoken to at least 3 different people in geographically
diverse areas and they all said the same thing. One day you see Linux
netbooks and the next day they are gone. Not even to be found anywhere in
the store. Extremely fishy.




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GofBorg wrote:
>> In our case, I bought one EeePC with Linux, and the user thought it was
>> okay, but wanted the same thing he has at the office, so as soon as
>> Microsoft started making XP available again for the netbooks, he bought
>> an Acer AspireOne (same size, same price as the Eee).

>
> I agree that all things being equal there would likely be more sales of the
> Windows units anyway, but for them to all disappear overnight was rather
> interesting. I've spoken to at least 3 different people in geographically
> diverse areas and they all said the same thing. One day you see Linux
> netbooks and the next day they are gone. Not even to be found anywhere in
> the store. Extremely fishy.
>
>
>
>


The problem we had with Linux netbooks was getting wireless to work.
Most people don't want to mess with the ndiswrapper and then throwing
our SSL vpn client on top of that just made the whole mess too complicated.
Windows 7 on the same netbook is fast, and the wireless just works right
out of the box.
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Windows 7 was snappy. The only downside to OS X, I need a driver and a
wlan interface to make wireless work. I just minimize it and it does
it's job. I wonder if there will be a apple based netbook.

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Jay Zie wrote:
> Windows 7 was snappy. The only downside to OS X, I need a driver and a
> wlan interface to make wireless work. I just minimize it and it does
> it's job. I wonder if there will be a apple based netbook.
>

the rumor I heard was not a netbook but a small tablet - kinda like an
oversized iphone
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