Linked by fran on Fri 20th May 2011 06:46 UTC
Linux "Today we are announcing the project release of MeeGo 1.2. This release provides a solid baseline for device vendors and developers to start creating software for various device categories on Intel Atom and ARMv7 architectures. The MeeGo 1.2 Core OS provides a complete set of enabling technologies for mobile computing." Highlights include significantly enhanced connectivity, a switch to QML, and the release of a development preview dedicated to tablet devices.
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Yay Meego!
by eml.nu on Fri 20th May 2011 09:04 UTC
eml.nu
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2006-07-04

Sweeeet! Now please make it possible to put Meego on my N8!

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RE: Yay Meego!
by Radio on Fri 20th May 2011 10:10 UTC in reply to "Yay Meego!"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

The CPU of the N8 is too slow for a full linux stack such as MeeGo. You'll have to buy a N9, which may come with an OMAP4 or equivalent (soon to be confirmed/infirmed at the MeeGo Conf next week).

Edited 2011-05-20 10:11 UTC

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RE[2]: Yay Meego!
by Moya on Fri 20th May 2011 12:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Yay Meego!"
Moya Member since:
2007-07-26

hmm N8 too slow but i think in power is like the n900 and the n900 can run meego

http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=3252&idPhone2=2917

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RE[3]: Yay Meego!
by Radio on Fri 20th May 2011 14:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Yay Meego!"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

For reference, the N900 has* an OMAP3430 (ARMv7).
The N8 uses** a downclocked ARMv6 CPU, a samsung K5W4G2GACA.

(*wikipedia page on OMAP)
(**www.ifixit.com N8 teardown, step 15)

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RE[4]: Yay Meego!
by JAlexoid on Fri 20th May 2011 23:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Yay Meego!"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

For reference, the N900 has* an OMAP3430 (ARMv7).
The N8 uses** a downclocked ARMv6 CPU, a samsung K5W4G2GACA.

(*wikipedia page on OMAP)
(**www.ifixit.com N8 teardown, step 15)


Ironically, only Symbian can run on these devices properly. Too bad Symbian isn't cleaned up, like it should have been. That much code is a liability, not an asset(Symbian code).

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RE[2]: Yay Meego!
by JAlexoid on Fri 20th May 2011 23:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Yay Meego!"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

The CPU of the N8 is too slow for a full linux stack such as MeeGo. You'll have to buy a N9, which may come with an OMAP4 or equivalent (soon to be confirmed/infirmed at the MeeGo Conf next week).


I think someone else should be coming up with quality devices for MeeGo.

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Comment by Sodki
by Sodki on Fri 20th May 2011 10:13 UTC
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2005-11-10

Is it possible to run MeeGo inside VirtualBox? I do have a Nokia N900, but I really like my Maemo there. :-)

Edited 2011-05-20 10:13 UTC

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RE: Comment by Sodki
by vivainio on Sat 21st May 2011 04:49 UTC in reply to "Comment by Sodki"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Buy an 8 gig micro sd card and install meego there. Then, you can dual boot maemo and meego.

http://wiki.meego.com/ARM/N900/DeveloperEdition#Installing_and_runn...

To boot to maemo (without removing the sd card), interrupt boot sequence by pressing a key and write "run noloboot" on the command prompt.

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Have they switched to Wayland yet?
by No it isnt on Fri 20th May 2011 10:19 UTC
No it isnt
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2005-11-14

That's the one technology I really really really want to try right now.

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vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26
Comment by Lava_Croft
by Lava_Croft on Fri 20th May 2011 12:01 UTC
Lava_Croft
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2006-12-24

Me and my netbook are unimpressed for the third time in a row, except when it comes to making my netbook feel fast and snappy.

Now just for the Developer Edition to grace my Nokia N900...

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RE: Comment by Lava_Croft
by 0brad0 on Fri 20th May 2011 20:22 UTC in reply to "Comment by Lava_Croft"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

Me and my netbook are unimpressed for the third time in a row, except when it comes to making my netbook feel fast and snappy.


netbook and fast and snappy do not belong in the same sentence.

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RE[2]: Comment by Lava_Croft
by Gullible Jones on Fri 20th May 2011 23:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Lava_Croft"
Gullible Jones Member since:
2006-05-23

Sure they do, if you use a light WM or DE.

Edited 2011-05-20 23:36 UTC

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late?
by broken_symlink on Fri 20th May 2011 12:45 UTC
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2005-07-06

Wasn't this originally planned for release in April?

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They removed Abiword from the repos.
by Gullible Jones on Fri 20th May 2011 16:54 UTC
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Member since:
2006-05-23

And now there is no decent word processor. (No, Calligra Words doesn't count, it's buggy to the point of unusability.)

Boo.

Also, there's no obvious way to quit Banshee. (Which BTW takes 30+ seconds to start, why on Earth do they even use it?)

In general the whole thing creates the impression of buggy, beta-quality software.

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Nice, nicer than say unity,
by fasted on Sat 21st May 2011 05:22 UTC
fasted
Member since:
2006-11-09

I mean I'm getting used to unity, but I like the speed of this . On my EEEPC 1001P, it feels damn fast, compared to unity. 2 gigs of ram, 7200 rpm 320gb hard drive, and Unity is still slow. But this snorts from the usb. Me thinks an install is on the way.

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RE: Nice, nicer than say unity,
by Elv13 on Sun 22nd May 2011 20:54 UTC in reply to "Nice, nicer than say unity,"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

Have your tried unity-2d (qt) its much faster than GTK and take about 10% of the ressources

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