Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th May 2009 21:03 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
Linux "We first got excited for Moblin 2.0 back in January when seeing how fast this Linux distribution had booted on Atom-powered netbooks. This Fedora-derived distribution booted even faster with a newer development release that came out this past March. While Moblin 2.0 final is not yet released, there is now more to get excited over than just amazing boot times. Moblin 2.0 will introduce a Clutter-based user interface and from our initial encounters with this release, it is very impressive! In this article we have more information on this new Moblin UI along with screenshots and videos."
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Well...
by lithium on Tue 19th May 2009 22:51 UTC
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...played with it for a bit now and like it quite a bit. A few thoughts:

* no Email app? -> Anjal will probably make it into Moblin2 final and it looks promising already.

* no word processor? -> I would expect at least Abiword... maybe something is being worked on? Abiword already runs great on X0.

* no Tomboy. Absolutely needed with nice integration like the dates stuff.

* the IM stuff did not really work for me but I'm pleased to see Telepathy/Empathy being used

* the application starter needs some love... it works, but it feels slow. The settings category should be its own thing IMHO.

* The over-all look is nice but the icons look a bit dull. App icons are too similar IMHO and many of the black/white glyphs (see GEdit toolbar for example) are not clear enough. The GTK widget theme could be a bit more interesting as well.

* the window switching is just *fail*. It is actually a total show-stopper for me. Why not just have some autohide bar on the bottom for this?

Edited 2009-05-19 22:58 UTC

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