Feeds

Dell to punt Moblin for Mini 10v netbooks

Ubuntu gets new front end

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Dell will tomorrow begin offering its Inspiron Mini 10v netbook with Moblin, the Intel-favoured version of Linux that was developed for mobile devices.

Well, sort of. What Dell will actually be offering is Ubuntu Moblin Remix, a version of Ubuntu 9.04 with the Moblin 2.0 user interface sitting on top. Ubuntu developer Canonical has also bundled in Mobiln's key UI and application foundation layers.

Moblin 2.0 UI

Moblin 2.0: coming to Dell's netbook

Neither Dell nor Canonical think UMR is ready for everyone, so they're pitching the version that'll be made available tomorrow as a "developer release" to scare off the unwary, though they admit that the release is targeted at "early adopters" and "Linux enthusiasts", so it's not for coders only.

Dell will also post UMR as a downloadable image that can be booted and installed off a USB Flash drive. It's only supporting the 10v, warning that while UMR may run on other Dell machines, not all of their hardware component may be supported.

Moblin is designed for netbooks and handheld internet devices. It has been created primarily as an information access and presentation system rather than as yet another desktop-style OS, so it's not surprising that Canonical is pitching it as a "Remix" like its own Ubuntu Netbook Remix.

Prices will kick off at $299 for a 10v with UMR installed on its 8GB SSD. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Whitepapers

10 ways wire data helps conquer IT complexity
IT teams can automatically detect problems across the IT environment, spot data theft, select unique pieces of transaction payloads to send to a data source, and more.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.