Moblin 2.0 Linux for Netbooks Gives Ubuntu Netbook Remix Some Competition


YouTube video courtesy of demomobilin

I’ve been very happy with Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix on my Acer Aspire One netbook. But, I have to admit that after watching the Moblin demo video above, I am interested in trying out the Intel/Novell Moblin 2.0 beta alternative Linux distribution for netbooks. I downloaded the 666MB IMG file and am hoping to carve out some time this weekend to test it either in a virtual machine or in test drive mode on one of my netbooks.

The Moblin live image can be booted directly from a CD or USB flash drive. So, I won’t have to install it over an existing operating system.

If Microsoft prices Windows 7 too high and inflates netbook prices, it may give Linux another shot at the netbook market. Ubuntu Netbook Remix and Moblin look like interesting netbook platforms.