Netbook version of Mandriva thinks small

Saturday, September 20 2008 @ 09:17 AM CST

Contributed by: Linegod

French software firm Mandriva has released a version of its Linux distribution designed for netbooks. Aimed at original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs), Mandriva Mini is a faster booting, smaller footprint version of the Mandriva desktop distribution, says Mandriva.

Based on Mandriva 2008, which was released last October, Mandriva Mini is designed to work onUsmall format, low-cost netbooks, which typically have screens ranging from 7 to 10 inches. It is said to support key netbook platforms, such as products based on the Intel Atom. According to a recent report on netbooks by Market Intelligence Center (MIC), netbooks will achieve sales of 8.02 million units in 2008, and 18.3 million units in 2009.

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