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Default Dell Mini 10v with Ubuntu Moblin Remix - 10-13-2009, 05:59 PM

Excerpt from Arstechnica article :
A review of the Dell Mini 10v, Ubuntu Moblin Remix edition

Intel's Moblin Linux platform has finally arrived on netbooks. Ars takes a hands-on look at Dell's new Mini 10v with the Ubuntu Moblin Remix.
By Ryan Paul | Last updated October 12, 2009 11:31 PM CT

When Asus launched the Eee PC in 2007, we recognized that netbooks had the potential to be a major game-changer for mobile computing. Two years and several iterations later, the evolving netbook form factor is better and more compelling than ever before. Hardware vendors have found ways to deliver longer battery life, bigger displays, and more usable keyboards without compromising the mobility advantages of the little laptops.
Mobile Linux platforms have also improved to become more consumer-friendly, resource-efficient, and usable on small displays. One of the most ambitious efforts to improve the suitability of Linux for netbook devices is Intel's Moblin project, which promises to bring significant performance, usability, and aesthetic improvements to the open-source operating system. Although Moblin is still a work in progress, Dell is already offering it preinstalled for the benefit of software developers and Linux enthusiasts who want an early look at the platform.
Dell enlisted Canonical to build a special version of Ubuntu that incorporates Moblin's unique customizations. This hybrid distribution, called the Ubuntu Moblin Remix, offers Ubuntu's familiar underpinnings and enormous package repository alongside key performance and user interface enhancements that were developed by Intel in collaboration with the Moblin community.
Dell warns that the software is still highly experimental and incomplete, indicating that it's not yet ready for average consumers. We obtained a Dell Mini 10v with the Ubuntu Moblin Remix so that we could conduct a taste test and see for ourselves. This review will primarily focus on the Moblin applications and user experience. For an overview of the Moblin shell, you can refer to our hands-on tour of the user interface.
Link to article : A review of the Dell Mini 10v, Ubuntu Moblin Remix edition - Ars Technica

This is an exclusive review from Arstechnica, just released. Knowing the MyDellMini community, I am sure there will be excitement about this much anticipated moment.

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Default 10-13-2009, 06:29 PM

I dunno why, but Moblin doesn't look that interesting to me. I suspect it's just because I'm an old fart set in his ways.

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Default 10-13-2009, 09:56 PM

Have you tried Moblin 2.0? It runs really well on my Wind U100. Even though I prefer a configurable system, the simplicity is neat - plus the integration of online social networks like Twitter and common chat clients.

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Default 10-13-2009, 10:19 PM

How would one do word processing if using Moblin? I am a big fan of Office 2008 for mac but what would be used for moblin? Openoffice? meh
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Unhappy Installs nicely on Mini 10v; but no wireless - 10-14-2009, 01:37 AM

I followed the instructions at:

Using the Moblin Live Image |

and did a live boot from my usb. It looks nice, but no wireless at all. Have not tried ethernet yet but it shows as working.

Need wireless for this to be of use. Looks like it's Win 7 for my netbook!

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Default 10-19-2009, 02:26 AM

Cannot install directly to the HDD on the 10v, can only live boot from the CD over USB. Has anyone else been able to get past the partitioning during the installation? Using 2.1 image.

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