Intel has released the next alpha of their Moblin Linux distribution. Now, on the face, the UI is currently XFCE, but they are developing a new UI that will not be based on XFCE. The biggest thing in this release is a VERY fast boot time. I booted the live CD in VirtualBox and it was up so fast I barely had time to blink. If this is a sample of what is to come, I really like this distro!
I tried booting it on my Eee PC 702 and it will not boot. I think this may be because they are targeting the Atom and graphics chipsets that work with it. The 702 is a Celeron M which is probably why it’s not working.
Windows 7 will have some great competition in the Netbook category.