New Moblin Netbook Image Adds Support for 3G, Bluetooth and More


Adventurous netbook owners have a new download waiting for them. The latest Moblin preview image, v2.1, is available and ready to roll. I’ve downloaded it, but haven’t yet burned the Live Image to a CD for use on my Toshiba NB205. I plan to have a look at it later today, mainly due to the new features:

“The Moblin v2.1 release for netbooks and nettops includes many community and customer requested enhancements; for example, support for additional nettop screen resolutions, myzone improvements, IM improvements, better language support, updated kernel, Moblin Garage, Moblin Application Installer, 3G data support, and Bluetooth.”

Since I use my netbook on the go, I want to test out the 3G data support. And the Moblin Garage — that place where all of the apps for Mobile are parked — warrants a second look as well. This image is just a preview of what’s to come, though. The Moblin team expects to release a stable version before the end of the year. It’s worth mentioning that the tested platforms for this version is reasonably extensive. Moblin v2.1 has been tested for compatibility on these netbooks: Acer AspireOne; Asus eeePC 901; 1005ha; 1008ha; Dell Mini 9; 10, and 10v, MSI Wind; Toshiba NB205; and Samsung NC10. The download is yours for the taking right here.


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