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There has been continued speculation about ASUS considering a Linux based operating system again for new netbook models. Google's Chrome and Android systems where the hottest candidates I guess, but an underdog won the race, the Asus Eee PC X101 netbook runs MeeGo.
At the recent Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona the folks over at Netbook News spotted this 10.1" netbook by Russian PC maker DNS. The thin and lightweight (2.4 lbs) device is powered by a 1.5 GHz Intel Atom N550 dual core processor and Intel GMA 3150 graphics processor and is equipped with 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard disk drive, and a 3 cell 24Whr battery.
We saw a preview of MeeGo for netbooks last month at the IDF 2010 and yesterday MeeGo v1.0 was released to the public.
The 1st stable release of the Maemo/Moblin successor provides developers with a solid core software platform based on Linux kernel 2.6.33 to create applications for the Netbook User Experience project. Current features include:
Two months after the announcement of the Meego operating system, the merger of the Moblin and Maemo platforms, version 1.0 of the Linux based OS was presented at the Intel Developer Forum, that took place in Beijing, China this week.