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Intel-based UMPCs to run Linux

IDF: Red Hat & Ubuntu open-source portable PCs

Intel revealed at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) that it will add Linux support to the ultramobile PC (UMPC) platform in 2008.

Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Ultra Mobility Group said Intel would back Linux as an alternative operating system for handheld PCs - particularly a class of device which Intel calls Mobile Internet Devices. The first two Linux companies to join this effort are China's Red Flag Linux Software and Canonical, which distributes Ubuntu Linux.

The first ultramobile PCs, based on a design called Origami, were jointly developed by Intel and Microsoft and designed to run the Tablet PC Edition of Windows XP. The latest ultramobile PCs, such as Samsung's Q1 Ultra, run the newer Vista OS.


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