Moblin 2.1 on Sony VAIO Laptop

Now a days I don’t spend time on downloading, installing and testing linux distributions since I am busy with other stuff. I often hear about Moblin distribution specialized for Netbooks. It has a unique User interface designed keeping in mind that Netbook screen estate is small and 16:9 aspect ratio. The hardware requirement is worth mentioned here since it is too restrictive.

  • CPU: Intel(r) Atom(tm) or Intel(r) Core(tm) 2 CPU (support for SSSE3)
    Note: Moblin will not work on non-SSSE3 CPUs
  • Platforms with the GMA-500, Nvidia, or ATI Graphics chipset are not supported.

Because of these points, I thought of testing this distro on my Sony VAIO VGN-CS15GN/B laptop.  Luckily this laptop fits the above requirement of distro. Moblin performs tasks faster than Ubuntu as I feel while working (I don’t have any statistics to justify this). User Interface is in right direction to make it more friendly. Applications are closely integrated with desktop environment. I believe successive releases will make it more cloud friendly.

Here is the screenshots gallery on my laptop.

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