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Asus shows Moblin on an Eee Keyboard

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By: Sean Kalinich | Peripherals News | Posted: Jun 15, 2009 5:23 pm

Intel's Moblin has been making the rounds this year (I had it installed in a Virtual Machine for a month) it even managed to pop up on an Asus Eee Keyboard at Computex.


Luckily the gang at were ready with a video camera and caught the whole thing.


Although the Eee Keyboard in the shot is not a production system (after all Moblin is still in Beta Stage) it is very interesting to see on the Eee Keyboard. I have a feeling that once it is launched we may see a lot more of Intel's Moblin.


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The model you can see is only a prototype at present, but there's no reason that ASUS couldn't deliver a Moblin version alongside the Windows XP Eee Keyboard. Hardware in this case looks to be unchanged, so we'd still expect the same Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of SSD storage. Wireless HDMI is believed to be an option.


What the video doesn't show is any media functionality, so it remains to be seen what advantages there Moblin may bring over the Microsoft OS. ASUS have repeatedly assured us that the Eee Keyboard will launch this month, priced at around $400.


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