The public beta of Moblin v2 is here!
If you don't know about Moblin, read Imad's blog for a complete introduction to the operating system, including a lot of good links. In fact, I'm typing this from my Asus eeePC 901 running Moblin.
Some of my favorite features:
- Social media integration - I think Moblin will become famous as the first OS to really be designed with the Internet designed in from the ground up. And the way people use the Internet these days is with social media apps like Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook. Moblin beta has Twitter and Last.fm built in now, will have more later. The very desktop is built in with social media and can be extensible to new internet services.
- Fast boot - the boot time on my flash-based netbook is fantastic, beats anything out there.
- Animated user experience - I've played with a lot of animated desktops like compiz and the like. This one beats all.
This has been a great story for some of the legendary open source experts at Intel. I'm proud of the accomplishments so far, and more to come.
It is a beta, so set expectations accordingly that we need the community to test it and file bugs and help us to make it better.