¬† The first netbook pre-installed with Moblin v2 operating system technology may reach market in October. A report suggests that Asus will offer Moblin v2 technology preinstalled on its "Seashell" netbook.
Jolicloud is a custom Linux distribution that is designed specifically for netbook devices. It uses Mozilla's Prism Web runtime and Canonical's Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) to deliver a Web-centric Linux environment that is easy to use.
The Linux platform is beginning to gain mainstream acceptance on low-cost netbook devices. The growing popularity of netbooks presents a major opportunity for the open source operating system, but it also comes with some challenges.