Dell Mini 10v and Other Operating Systems

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Dell Mini 10v and Other Operating Systems

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts about netbooks via IdeaStorm and through @Dell_Mini on Twitter since we asked you to join us last week. Since then, we've received lots of ideas and have over 150 followers on Twitter. We look forward to your continued feedback.

One of the first things we noticed at our @Dell_Mini Twitter account was that some of you are interested in running Android on a Dell Mini. I went looking for Doug Anson who’s one of our software gurus in the Office of the CTO to get his thoughts. He and other folks at Dell like him are responsible for investigating future technology options in our products.

Update: Just saw a tweet from Doug that he's kicking the tires on Moblin.

In this video, he shows off a couple of Mini 10v systems running Ubuntu Netbook Remix and Android where he had network and browsing functionality without too much of a fuss.

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  • Well, thats nice... but thats the 10v... Are there any dev. plans to release a linux driver for the Intel GMA500? I, as well as many others, would love to get Ubuntu NBR running on the 1010 netbook but are foiled due to an awekward GPU. I know Dell has been working with Canonical, which is great!... so, are there any plans?

    Thanks,

    Wes

  • ...or better yet, plans to put the HD screen in the Dell 10v.  Right now, the HP 2140 is looking far more attractive with the GMA950 chipset and the HD display.  The 10v is a great platform, I'd love to be able to adopt it, but the screen makes it quite undesireable.