As the Intel Developer Forum continues this week, a new Linux netbook based on Moblin is expected to make an appearance.
Back at the Linuxcon Conference in Oregon, Jim Zemlin of the Linux Foundation dropped the info:
“You’re going to see this week interesting new netbooks coming out that are killer. They have the cool factor and they’re priced right.”
So what does that mean to Zemlin? Apparently, within a year, “no one will buy hardware or software” and netbooks will be free with wireless service contracts. We’ve heard that claim before.
Zemlin believes that this will give the Linux netbook world an edge over the Microsoft establishment:
“Microsoft’s economics don’t fit into that at all.”