Moblin is open source project, created by Intel and hosted by the
Linux Foundation, focused on building a Linux-based platform optimized
for mobile devices. It has a unique user interface focused on using the
Internet, social networking activity, and media consumption, and is
optimized for small screens. The Moblin project recently released version 2.0
, which includes many new features such as the myzone
home screen panel, aggregation of social networking content (such as
Twitter, last.fm, and instant messaging), a web browser optimized for
the user interface, a "zoomable" media player, and an updated
connection manager with a new user interface.
Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, has
combined the core Moblin Version 2.0 interface, libraries, and
applications with the internals of Ubuntu Linux 9.04 to create a new
Linux distribution, Ubuntu Moblin Remix. We have labeled this
distribution as a "Developer Edition", as it is still a work in
progress at this time. We are currently targeting developers, Linux
enthusiasts, and early adopters who want to get an early look at the
software and begin developing for Moblin, participating in the
community, and using new technology.
Ubuntu Moblin Remix (UMR) has been developed on and tested
solely for the Inspiron Mini 10v. Installing and running UMR on other
Dell systems will most likely work, but may not contain all the
necessary device drivers and/or run as well as on the Mini 10v. Please
keep this in mind when using on other systems.
To purchase an Inspiron Mini 10v with Ubuntu Moblin Remix, please visit http://www.dell.com/ubuntu.
To download and install Ubuntu Moblin Remix on your Inspiron Mini 10v, complete the following steps.
NOTE: Installing Ubuntu Moblin Remix will erase all data on your hard drive. Please proceed with caution