Moblin 2.1 Has 3G and Bluetooth Support

The OS for Intel Atom architecture

By on 5 Nov 2009, 13:36 GMT
The amazing team of developers behind Intel's Moblin project, through Imad Sousou, proudly announced last night (November 4th) the immediate availability of the Moblin 2.1 operating system for Intel Atom-powered netbooks and nettops. In this release, users will find a new and powerful web browser, support for 3G data connections, Bluetooth support, an integrated application installer for Moblin Garage, an improved user interface and overall performance. Additional documentation has also been added in Moblin 2.1.

"The Moblin project steering committee today announces the project release of Moblin v2.1 for Intel Atom processor-based netbooks and nettops. This project release includes the broadest feature additions, customer requested improvements, and overall polish to date. [...] In addition to the various new features, this new version of Moblin includes several hundred bug fixes and incorporates feedback from users and the developer community. Much polish and performance improvement was accomplished within this release from the Moblin developers." - Imad Sousou, Moblin Steering Committee and director of Intel Open Source Technology Center, said in the official release announcement.

Highlights of Moblin 2.1:

· Linux kernel 2.6.31;
· Intel Linux video driver 2.9;
· Xorg Server 1.6.4;
· Mesa 7.6;
· Clutter 1.0;
· New and powerful web browser, with support for add-ons and plug-ins;
· Support for 3G data connections (for Ericsson MBM 3G modems);
· Integrated the Moblin Application Installer;
· Support for Bluetooth devices (audio, keyboard, mice, 3G modem);
· Bluetooth file transfer support;
· Improved ConnMan (Connection Manager);
· Support for nettops;
· Better Instant Messenger client;
· Input Method support;
· Added Moblin UX documentation;
· Updated documentation for Moblin SDK.

Currently, Moblin 2.1 is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, French, Swedish, German, Finnish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Chinese Simplified and Traditional Chinese. More translations will be available in future versions!

Download Moblin 2.1 right now from Softpedia.

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