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Moblin

(MOBile LINux) A Linux distribution designed for netbooks, smartphones and other handheld devices. Intel developed Moblin, but turned it over to the Linux Foundation in 2009. See MeeGo and Linux.
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The Moblin project has the potential to become an accessible and widely used computing platform," said Ram Peddibhotla, Open Source Business Director, Intel Software and Services Group.
Additionally, the Moorestown platform will be accompanied by a newer Moblin software version, Moblin v 2.
With Intel and the MOEA's support, the Moblin Enabling Center's laboratory and its engineers will train and consult to device and software vendors, resulting in faster time to market for Moblin-based devices powered by Intel Atom processors.
Having designed devices on open architectures for years, and from working extensively on Moblin and the Qt development framework via EB's MID Reference Device, we are well positioned to innovate and integrate the future devices for our customers.
He added that Moblin is not meant to be compared with Microsoft's offerings.
Intel's next generation MID platform, codenamed Moorestown, in combination with Open-Plug's telephony stack integrated with a Moblin based Linux OS, will set a new threshold for making this connected experience a reality by delivering a compelling Internet experience while supporting voice capabilities on the platform.
Information on how the apps market fits in with 11 key mobile operating systems - Android, Apple iOS, Bada (Samsung), Blackberry OS, LiMo, Maemo (Nokia), MeeGo (Nokia, Intel), Moblin (Intel), Symbian, WebOS and Windows Mobile.
A leading contributor to the Moblin project, Novell is now also a key participant in the development of MeeGo.
MeeGo builds on the capabilities of the Moblin core OS and its support for a wide range of device types and reference user experiences, combined with the momentum of Maemo in the mobile industry and the broadly adopted Qt application and UI framework for software developers.
MSI and Novell will ship in February the first netbook based on the SUSE Moblin open-source Linux operating system.
But Intel had been working on its own mobile operating system for small computer devices, a Linux-based OS called Moblin.
Meanwhile, Red Flag Software continues to actively take part in Intel Moblin project and exert force to mobile Linux market.