[GNHLUG] Seacoast/UNH/Durham/SLUG - Mon 12 Oct - Moblin Linux Distribution
dragonhawk at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 19:19:50 EDT 2009
Who : Rob Anderson
What : Moblin Linux Distribution
Date : Mon 12 Oct 2009
Time : 7 PM to 9 PM
Where: Room 301, Morse Hall, UNH, Durham, NH
The advent of netbooks and the latest generation of smart phones has
led to a new crop of Linux distributions focused on mobile and
lightweight systems. With Rob Anderson leading, we will be looking at
a distro called Moblin. <http://moblin.org/> With the ambitious
slogan, "Create the Mobile Internet Future", it focuses on mobile
Linux devices, like in-car navigation/entertainment systems. Key
features of Moblin include:
* Very fast boot
* Fresh GUI
* Made for the "connected" person
From the Mobiln Overview page: "The Moblin Architecture is designed
to support multiple platforms and usage models ranging from Netbooks
to Mobile Internet Devices (MID), to various embedded usage models,
such as the In Vehicle Infotainment systems. The central piece of the
architecture is the common layer we call 'Moblin Core', a hardware and
usage model independent layer that provides one uniform way to develop
such devices. Underneath the Moblin Core sits the Linux kernel and
device drivers specific to the hardware platform, and above the Moblin
Core are the specific user interface and user interaction model for
the target device." <http://moblin.org/documentation/moblin-overview>
Sounds interesting. Hope to see you there!
=== About SLUG ===
SLUG is the Seacoast Linux User Group, and is a chapter of GNHLUG,
the Greater NH Linux User Group. Rob Anderson is the SLUG
coordinator, and reliably comes up with interesting topics each month.
SLUG meets the second Monday of every month, same time, same place.
You can find out more about SLUG and GNHLUG at their websites.
Meetings take place starting at 7:00 PM. Meetings are open to all.
The meeting proper ends around 9ish, but it's not uncommon to find
hangers-on there until 10 or later. They take place in Room 301 (the
third floor conference room), of Morse Hall, at the University of New
Hampshire, in Durham.
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