Dell's "highly experimental" Mini 10v with Ubuntu Moblin Remix
may not be ready for the mainstream just yet (though it is
on sale to everyone who dares), but it's more than ready for the enthusiasts over at ArsTechnica
. After purchasing a $299 base unit, they proceeded to take a closer look at just how Moblin
fared on a netbook -- probably because the actual hardware specifications are the same as always. Reviewers noted that the UI they were graced with looked an awful lot like the shell they saw back in May, though this build was decidedly more stable and "complete." That said, they still managed to uncover a few bugs, and they were indeed saddened to find that the integrated web browser was downright "weak." All told, critics were impressed with the progress on Moblin, but they still proclaimed that it has a long ways to go before it'll be "ready for regular users." If you've been thinking about exiting your comfort zone and picking one of these up, you owe it to yourself to give that read link a tap.