Eee PCs to Support Open-Source OS – Moblin and Android

Alright, we already know that Google is prepping up its Google Chrome OS (not the browser) and will be ready in the near future. And we also know the Asus will be supporting the Chrome OS with its netbook releases in the future. But look what other Open-Source OS Asus is planning to support? the Moblin OS.

According to a reliable source cited by Netbooknews.de such Eee PC netbook loaded with Intel Moblin processor will hit the market as early as October, earlier than Google Chrome OS becomes official.

With these two plans on implementing these open source OS, it looks like Asus is taking some caution should Windows 7 becomes not as popular as Windows XP especially when used with netbooks. Although, we’ve known Asus to be a long-time supporter of Open Source software, having its first netbook, the Eee PC 700 running on a Linux distro.

So, this should make all Open Source fanatics out there happy since they are assured that Windows 7 will not be dominating the netbook market  at all.

Via Engadget

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Written by: Björn A.

  • Rob

    While this is a worthwhile piece of news, I very strongly object to the use of the word ‘fanatic’ when referring to supporters of FOSS in your final paragraph, as quoted below:

    “So, this should make all Open Source fanatics out there happy since they are assured that Windows 7 will not be dominating the netbook market at all”

  • adam

    Has anyone heard of someone running Android on the Asus T-91. It seems like the perfect marriage of OS and device. Screw an IPAD, give me a touchscreen AND a fullsize keyboard not to mention and open OS anyday. Am I missing something?

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