Last month, our good friend Dan (aka: ThoughtFix) attended Bossaconference 08 and came back from Brazil with both a new appreciation for both mobile Linux and the Brazilian Bikini Team. OK, maybe not the the latter, but I suspect he wouldn’t answer me if I asked him about that so let’s focus on mobile Linux. More specifically, Dan takes a look at Ubuntu Mobile and Mobilin; two terms we’ve hit a small bit about in the MID space and I expect we’ll be hearing quite a bit more on them as the year goes on.Dan shares a bit of his newfound knowledge and there’s definitely some facts that I wasn’t aware of. Things like:
- Moblin isn’t an operating system or a Linux distro; it’s a project.
- Ubuntu Mobile is built with Hildon and Gecko.
- Both initiatives have some some Intel backing or sponsorship
There’s plenty more info on Dan’s UltraMobileGeek site, so if you’re curious about the two, Ubuntu Mobile and Moblin that is, his post is a great place to level-set yourself. I know that Dan has been poking around with an Ubuntu Mobile build on his Samsung Q1U, so you might want to stay tuned for future info as well.