MSI Ships its first Netbook by SUSE

“Customers today are looking for devices that give them mobility and flexibility,” said Sam Chern, director of Global Marketing at MSI. “MSI netbooks, in combination with SUSE Moblin, provide an innovative interface and robust computing capabilities as well as the cost-efficiency that our customers are looking for in these new devices.”

Designed for the consumer and the enterprise, the MSI netbook offers a rich Internet experience with integrated e-mail, multimedia and Web browsing capabilities. Building on the latest innovations from the open source community and hardened by Novell and Intel, the MSI U135 netbook gives customers nearly all-day computing capabilities with long battery life and low power consumption built-in.

“The Moblin project has the potential to become an accessible and widely used computing platform,” said Ram Peddibhotla, Open Source Business Director, Intel Software and Services Group. “We have worked closely with Novell in refining the current Moblin version 2.1 for the netbook. We are pleased to see companies like MSI and Novell embracing the technology, contributing to its development and bringing it fully-supported to customers.”

Markus Rex, general manager, Novell Open Platform Solutions, said, “Novell is pleased to be working with MSI, a leading hardware vendor, to make SUSE Moblin the most user-friendly Linux netbook option for consumers. We have the most comprehensive Linux desktop portfolio available and with the growing interest in netbooks, we are continually improving SUSE Moblin to meet the demands of mobile computing users and expand the possibilities for Linux.”

The MSI U135 running SUSE Moblin will be on display this week in the MSI booth #30651 at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall 3 and will be generally available in February 2010.
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