Forget Moblin! UNR rocks on the Classmate
Last week I fired up the latest beta of Moblin, the open source netbook/MID/nettop operating system originally spearheaded by Intel, but now shepherded by the Linux Foundation. I’ve already discussed my first impressions of the OS running on a Convertible Classmate PC, but the most important take home messages were:
1. It’s fast
2. It makes great use of the small screen of a netbook
A few inquiries on Twitter, an email to the Moblin mailing list, and some questions to Intel left me with some homework to get the touch interface and the wireless working, but I was willing to do some tweaking to take advantage of the optimizations in Moblin. Then Intel sent me their Classmate PC image of Ubuntu Netbook Remix (NBR) and it took me very little time to abandon the Moblin ship.