Canonical and Dell deliver Ubuntu Moblin Remix Developer Edition

Canonical, Dell and Intel Team up to deliver Moblin Ubuntu Remix Developer Edition on Inspiron Mini 10v

Canonical and Dell have collaborated to bring the latest developer edition of the Moblin™ v2 user experience to the developer market. Called ‘Ubuntu Moblin Remix Developer Edition’ and optimized for the Intel® Atom™ processor-based Dell Inspiron Mini 10v netbook, this release gives developer communities a great platform to develop and test Moblin and associated applications.

The Moblin project is pushing the boundaries of Linux user-experiences with fast boot times, new applications and innovative user-interface. Canonical has worked closely with Dell and Intel to create the Ubuntu Moblin Remix which extends and productizes core Moblin OS features as well as the user interface. The image will also be made available by Dell for download.

The delivery of Ubuntu Moblin Remix on a shipping netbook means that features like power management, wireless networking and suspend/resume are pre-tested. This enables developers to focus on writing value-added software.

“Moblin keeps on getting more exciting as a project with new applications and improved user experiences. It’s great to be delivering this release with Dell to developers wanting to participate in Moblin,” said Mark Shuttleworth, founder and CEO, Canonical. “Intel and the Moblin community are bringing tremendous resource and investment into the Linux ecosystem and this product acts as a bridge to Moblin for developers.”

“Dell continues to take the lead in offering innovative choices in how individuals interact with their PC,” said John Thode, vice president, small screen devices, Dell Consumer. “By collaborating with Intel and Canonical we can offer early adopters, developers, and Linux enthusiasts, a truly pioneering Moblin development platform, the Inspiron Mini 10v, optimized for overall better performance, quicker boot time, smaller footprint, and longer battery life.”

“Moblin™ v2 takes advantage of the best features of Intel® Atom™ processors and provides outstanding user experience for small form factor devices,” said Doug Fisher, vice president of Intel’s Software and Services Group and general manager of the System Software Division. “It has been scarcely three months since the Moblin v2 beta was released and with the release of Ubuntu Moblin Remix Developer Edition on the Dell Inspiron Mini 10v we see a great example of how quickly the market segment is taking advantage of key technologies from Intel, Canonical and Dell.”

Availability

The Dell Inspiron Mini 10v with Ubuntu Moblin Remix Developer Edition pre-installed will be available starting Sept. 24 at www.dell.com/ubuntu.

The Ubuntu Moblin Remix Developer Edition image will also be available for download at http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Moblin.

The Moblin v2 beta is available for download today at http://moblin.org/downloads.

About Canonical

Canonical provides engineering, online and professional services to Ubuntu partners and customers worldwide. As the company behind the Ubuntu project, Canonical is committed to the production and support of Ubuntu – an ever-popular and fast-growing open-source operating system. It aims to ensure that Ubuntu is available to every organisation and individual on servers, desktops, laptops and netbooks.

Canonical partners with computer hardware manufacturers to certify Ubuntu, provides migration, deployment, support and training services to businesses, and offers online services direct to end users. Canonical also builds and maintains collaborative, open-source development tools to ensure that organisations and individuals can participate fully in innovations within the open-source community. For more information, please visit www.canonical.com.

About Moblin™ Project

Hosted by the Linux Foundation, Moblin is an optimized open source Linux operating system project that delivers visually rich Internet and media experiences on Intel® Atom™ Processor-based devices including handhelds MIDs, netbooks/nettops, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), and embedded systems. More information can be found at www.moblin.org.

Moblin is a trademark or registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.