Moblin 2.0 is pretty impressive

Moblin 1.0 made the headlines because it promised to boot really quickly. But startup times alone will probably not be enough to lure Windows users into trying Intel’s purpose-built netbook operating system. That’s may well be why the brand new Moblin 2.0 beta looks really slick. It’s definitely still a little rough around the edges, but the user interface is impressive.



I ran the beta off an SD memory card on my Eee-PC 901. To my surprise, wifi worked, and I was immediately able to browse the web, post to Twitter (it has a built-in client!) and play with what may well become a very interesting OS for MID, netbook and UMPC devices.

(Moblin’s own video is, of course, way more impressive)

5 Comments

  1. How did you get wifi to work? :(

    Comment by Nick — May 22, 2009 @ 7:49 pm

  2. It worked out of the box. It look me a little while to find the little icon (top right), but then it was as simple as typing in my WPA key and go.

    Comment by Roy — May 23, 2009 @ 11:04 am

  3. Link: Why netbooks are important: Innovation | Roy Tanck's weblog
  4. Wifi does not work with WPE for ASUS EEE PC 901

    Comment by erekose — September 13, 2009 @ 9:52 pm

    • I’m using WPA2, and have used WPA in the past. Both without issues.

      Comment by Roy — September 14, 2009 @ 10:18 am