Intel, Novell Extend Collaboration to Drive Moblin Adoption

Thu May 7, 2009 9:00am EDT

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Novell Works with Intel to Advance Mobile Computing;

Commits to Moblin-Based Product for Intel Atom Platforms
SANTA CLARA, Calif. & WALTHAM, Mass.--(Business Wire)--
Intel Corporation and Novell Inc. today announced broad efforts to closely
collaborate and encourage original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original
design manufacturers (ODMs) to adopt Moblin, an optimized open source Linux
software platform for enabling rich Internet experiences on Intel Atom
processor-based netbooks and other mobile systems. 

Intel and Novell signed an agreement outlining their plan for collaboration.
Novell also announced it will create a Moblin-based product for netbooks that it
will take to market to a wide range of OEMs and ODMs.Additionally,Novell will
establish Novell Open Labs in Taiwan to foster the adoption of Moblin and will
work with the Taiwan Moblin Enabling Center (MEC), a joint effort of Intel and
the Taiwan Institute for Information Industry, to validate designs for Moblin
compliance. 

Intel launched Moblin in 2007 and incubated the effort until last month when the
Linux Foundation became host of the community. Intel continues to contribute key
technologies and work with the developer community to advance the effort. Novell
began contributing to the Moblin project last October. 

"Novell has taken a significant leadership role in the Moblin community since
joining the effort late last year, and today`s announcement will extend Novell`s
level of involvement," said Doug Fisher, vice president of Intel`s Software and
Services Group and general manager of the System Software Division. "The
combination of Intel Atom processor-based platforms and Moblin-based Novell
software will provide even more opportunities for OEMs, ODMs and the broader
Moblin community to deliver excellent mobile Internet solutions." 

Novell`s contributions to the Moblin ecosystem include leading the open source
development of key operating system features such as window, e-mail and media
management. 

"We are extending our involvement with Moblin because we believe that it
provides a richer mobile Internet experience," said Ron Hovsepian, Novell
president and CEO. "The emergence of such mobile computing platforms as netbooks
presents a significant growth opportunity. We believe that Moblin-based Novell
software on Intel-based platforms will offer OEMs and ODMs exceptional solutions
for delivering a full Internet experience on such devices." 

About Intel

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), the world leader in silicon innovation, develops
technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work
and live. Additional information about Intel is available at
www.intel.com/pressroom and blogs.intel.com. 

About Novell

Novell Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL) delivers the best engineered, most interoperable Linux
platform and a portfolio of integrated IT management software that helps
customers around the world reduce cost, complexity and risk. With our
infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell harmoniously
integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one.
For more information, visit www.novell.com. 

About Moblin

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. 

Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United
States and other countries. Novell is a registered trademark of Novell, Inc. in
the United States and other countries. 

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for Intel Corporation
Heather MacKinnon, 415-591-4127
heather.mackinnon@bm.com
or
Novell Inc.
Kerry Adorno, 781-464-8042
kadorno@novell.com

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