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Intel pass Moblin reins to Linux Foundation

Intel pass Moblin reins to Linux Foundation

Intel have handed over the reins of the Moblin platform to The Linux Foundation.  Moblin, the open-source Linux OS that Intel have been developing for the past two years, will now be accessible to a larger number of programmers, and Intel's stated purpose for the transition is to take the OS "to the next level".  At the same time, the chip-maker is obviously hoping that greater adoption of Moblin would drive interest in their own Atom processors.

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Xfce creator talks Linux, Moblin, netbooks and open-source

Xfce creator talks Linux, Moblin, netbooks and open-source

As Intel's investment into the Moblin OS gets increasing attention, and more non-technical users are introduced to Linux-based platforms in the shape of low-cost netbooks, 2009 will see open-source become more mainstream than ever before.  Under the hood there's much that makes Linux safer, more efficient and secure than rival systems, but for most new users it's what they can see on-screen that counts.  SlashGear caught up with Xfce creator Olivier Fourdan, whose desktop environment has not only been selected by Intel for Moblin but can be found on many existing Linux netbooks, and talked Intel, Moblin, the future for netbooks and what challenges he sees for open-source newcomer Android.

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