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Dell To Sell Netbooks With Ubuntu Moblin Remix

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Dell are to ship netbooks powered by Ubuntu Moblin Remix.

This marks a change from current Dell netbooks which are available with Ubuntu Netbook Remix or, previously, Ubuntu 8.04 plus Dell’s own Netbook Interface (a really dodgy dock).
The release is thanks to a close co-operation between Dell and Canonical on the project, and a downloadable developers version of UMR for Dell’s is available as of now.
A short video of a Dell 10v running UMR was also made available by Dell as part of the formal announcement: –

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, has combined the core Moblin Version 2.0 interface, libraries, and applications with the internals of Ubuntu Linux 9.04 to create a new Linux distribution, Ubuntu Moblin Remix. We have labeled this distribution as a “Developer Edition”, as it is still a work in progress at this time. We are currently targeting developers, Linux enthusiasts, and early adopters who want to get an early look at the software and begin developing for Moblin, participating in the community, and using new technology.

Anyone interesting in learning more should check out the Dell Moblin Wiki @