Taipei, Taiwan, June 2, 2009 – Today, Red Flag, as one of the founding companies of Asianux, announced support of Moblin, an optimized open source Linux software stack and application framework, by committing to the development of a product based on the recently released Moblin version 2 for Intel® Atom™ processor-based platforms. Moblin version 2 provides the structure for Red Flag to incorporate robust Internet and media capabilities into its consumer Linux offerings. Red Flag announced future availability of Midinux 3.0 for MIDs and inMini2009 for netbooks. Both products will be based on Moblin version 2 and optimized for the Intel Atom processor.
Moblin version 2 is the latest from Moblin.org, an open source community that supports the creation and distribution of Linux-based operating system products for Intel Atom processor-based platforms, including mobile Internet devices (MIDs), netbooks, nettops, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and embedded systems. One of the key new features of Moblin version 2 is an easy-to-use and intuitive user interface that was built for advanced Internet, media and social networking experiences.
Red Flag has achieved amazing performance in 2008 in China with Lenovo Ideapad U8 and Aigo P8860, in Japan with the Sophia PEARTREE platform and in Italy with the BenQ S6, all of which are based on the Moblin project running on the Intel Atom processor.
Moblin version 2 will help Red Flag bring compelling platforms to the broader MID market, enabling exciting new embedded markets like In Vehicle Infotainment (IVI).
“Midinux 2.0 was adopted by a number of MID customers and has done very well in the marketplace”, Dong Jia, Red Flag President & CEO, said; “Moblin version 2 will make Red Flag deliver more easily the best high-performance OS to our clients.”
Intel launched Moblin in June 2007 and incubated the project until April 2009 when the Linux Foundation became the host of the community. Intel continues to contribute key technologies and work with the developer community to advance the effort.
“Red Flag has been a pioneer in bringing Open Source solutions to the emerging Intel® Atom™ processor-based MID market,” said Doug Fisher, vice president of Intel’s Software and Services Group and general manager of the System Software Division. “Red Flag’s support of Moblin version 2 in its upcoming product offerings will allow them to deliver unparalleled Internet, media and social networking experiences for Intel Atom processor-based MID devices and the emerging IVI market.
About Red Flag
Red Flag Software Co., Ltd. is the largest and most rapidly developed Linux vendor in China. By providing high-quality Linux-related products and services, Red Flag Software brings a new computing experience to customers, helps enterprise to stay ahead of the competition, and transforms the Linux technologies and the spirit of open source into the business value of customers. For more information, visit www.redflag-linux.com.
Hosted by the Linux Foundation, Moblin is an optimized open source Linux software stack and technology framework that delivers visually rich Internet and media experiences on Intel® Atom™ Processor-based devices including MIDs, netbooks/nettops, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), and embedded systems. More information can be found at www.moblin.org.