Chipmaker giant Intel Corporation and Linux platform provider Novell announced they will collaborate to encourage OEMs and ODMs to adopt the Moblin optimized open source Linux software platform, which promises to enable rich Internet experiences across Intel's Atom processor-based netbooks and other mobile systems. In addition, Novell said it will develop a Moblin-based product for netbooks and will establish Novell Open Labs in Taiwan to further foster adoption. Intel introduced Moblin in 2007 and incubated the effort until last month, when the Linux Foundation became host of the community; Intel said it will continue to contribute key technologies and partner with the developer community to advance the effort. Novell began contributing to the Moblin project last October, spearheading development of OS features including window, email and media management.
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