Netbook offers integrated e-mail, multimedia and web browsing capabilities
MSI and Novell have announced the upcoming availability of SUSE Moblin preloaded on the MSI U135 netbook.
The companies claim that it marks the first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to sell a fully-supported by Intel Atom processor-based netbook running Moblin-based technology.
According to the companies, the netbook offers integrated e-mail, multimedia and web browsing capabilities. It is built on the new innovations from the open source community and hardened by Novell and Intel and gives nearly all-day computing capabilities with long battery life and low power consumption built-in.
Ram Peddibhotla, business director of open source at Intel Software and Services Group, said: The Moblin project has the potential to become an accessible and widely used computing platform. We have worked closely with Novell in refining the current Moblin version 2.1 for the netbook.
Markus Rex, general manager of open platform solutions at Novell, said, We have the most comprehensive Linux desktop portfolio available and with the growing interest in netbooks, we are continually improving SUSE Moblin to meet the demands of mobile computing users and expand the possibilities for Linux.
The MSI U135 running SUSE Moblin is expected to be available from February 2010.