Moblin scores a Hattrick! Linpus (on Acer Aspire One) deal.

Posted on 04 June 2008, Last updated on 11 November 2019 by

image As we discussed on last nights Computex round-up podcast, Linpus have also announced that they will be using the Intel Moblin core as their base for the Linpus Linux Lite OS. Linpus might not be a Linux distribution you’re familiar with but if Acer get their way, it could be on millions of netbooks by the end of next year as it will be shipped in the Linux version of the Aspire ONE.

Taipei, Taiwan – June 3rd, 2008 – Linpus, a leader in the field of Linux solutions for low cost notebook and ultra mobile devices, announced today plans to deliver Linpus Linux Lite to support netbooks, a new category of simple, affordable devices for the Internet. Linpus Linux Lite with its ultra intuitive icon, tab-based interface and high performance on low cost hardware is well suited for this category of devices. Linpus will join the project and will develop their products by adopting the Moblin Linux stack, optimized for the Intel® Atom™ Processor to unlock longer battery life, fast boot performance, better internet and media experiences on these devices.

With Xandros and Canonical also announcing support and Wind River and Asianux already on board, the Moblin core and toolkits could provide an interesting opportunity for application developers.

8 Comments For This Post

  1. Tal says:

    One of the things that I find troublesome is that Moblin and Ubuntu as well at this point, disregard Java development. Everything is Maemo/Hildon C/C++/Python and no Java love at all at this point.

  2. Tux says:

    Well, as of today, August 28, Intel has acquired Openedhand, so I doubt all to hell if you’ll ever see Java used seriously in any handheld device running Linux, or any handheld device running any OS. For all practical purposes, Java is dead. At the same time, Intel and Linux are now officially hooking up for the long, long term.

  3. says:

    and if app development is done right, one should be able to simply compile the app for both x86 and arm.

    the only big problem there could be resource use if one develop on x86 and just slap it onto arm without thinking…

  4. Clayne says:

    Java is not the only x-platform app runtime. IMHO, Adobe AIR shows more promise in this space.

  5. MamiyaOtaru says:

    Ugh. Adobe + Linux != love. Seeing how they treat Flash on Linux, I have no faith in AIR (especially since it uses Flash).

  6. Clayne says:

    (Java + Linux > Adobe + Linux )? Hm. Perhaps if you are writing a UMPC app that doesn’t need UI.

  7. treloret says:

    Since Java has finally geared towards FOSS, and Flash has always been terrible on linux, and oddly enough you can create a UI without Flash (Apparently most desktop UIs don’t use it, ooh the nerve), yeah, Adobe + Linux is indeed a bad choice compared to Java + Linux

  8. Dexter Samsont says:

    One of the things that I find troublesome is that Moblin and Ubuntu as well at this point, disregard Java development.

    nice blog



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